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A La Carte (September 8)


If per chance you’ve been waiting to buy Seasons of Sorrow, you’ll currently find it 25% off in Logos format and just $3.99 in Kindle format.

Thoughts on Improving Baptisms

Jim Elliff has some good and helpful thoughts on improving a church’s practice of baptism. (This one is largely for those who practice believer’s baptism.)

Why Most Anglican Clergy Now Approve Gay Marriage—and What This Means for the Future of the Church

Carl Trueman writes about new battle lines within the visible church. “To affirm the resurrection might have made you look like a benighted fool, but societies generally tolerate benighted fools. To oppose our current Western cultural regime, where sexual identity is key to personal value, is to deny the humanity of fellow citizens. The world sees that as a deeply immoral act, and not one that will likely be tolerated forever.”

Can a Christian Have Mental Illness?

“Some Christians believe that Christians cannot have mental illness. If a professing Christian is depressed, anxious, or bipolar, they think it’s because they are not a real Christian, or that there is some terrible sin they haven’t repented of, or that they need to repent of the depression or whatever the problem is. Nearly half (48 percent) of evangelicals believe that serious mental illness can be overcome with prayer and Bible study alone.”

Being Involved in Church as a Teen

Younger Christians may benefit from this one as Laura offers some ideas on being involved in church as a teen.

How to Pray in a Busy World

“The pace of life seems faster than ever. As Christians, we face increasing challenges in prioritizing our prayer life. How can we navigate the complexities of life with faithfulness in prayer? How can we pray when we are so busy?” Erik has counsel for you.

Answering Children

There is so much that parenthood teaches us about God.

Flashback: The Curse of a Godly Wife

You don’t need to be godlier than your wife. You just need to own your sin and inadequacy, and to do those things God calls you to do.

At this day God loves us and He will love us forever. He loves us infinitely and He could not love us more than that if we had never fallen.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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  • Parents Need to Act Now

    This week the blog is sponsored by Harvest USA. Today, more than ever, parents need to take a proactive approach in preparing their children for a world bombarding them with false messages about sex, gender, and identity. If parents abdicate their God-given responsibility to equip and train their children with a biblical foundation for understanding…

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    A La Carte: Without this, your marriage won’t make it / God moves behind the scenes / Why are there so many denominations? / No suffering is unseen / when self-centeredness sets in / Our skewed view of wealth / Kindle deals / and more.