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Weekend A La Carte (April 1)

Today’s Kindle deals include a hodgepodge of books, plus Amazon’s monthly list of general market books.

Logos has their free book of the month available for the taking.

Vimeo Voids Christian Content

We have to expect to see a lot more of this in the days and years to come. “Vimeo, a leading online film production and sharing outlet, pulled the entire 850-count video catalog of Pure Passion ministry this month after determining the video content ‘demeaned’ homosexuals.”

Teaching Children Hymns

Jacob explains why he and his wife are teaching their children the great hymns.

How Magellan Circumnavigated the Globe (Video)

Here’s a short account of Magellan’s historic, deadly voyage.

You Cannot Raise Snowflakes in Jesus’ Name

“Today’s parents often go to ludicrous lengths attempting to remove all risk from their children’s lives and protect them from any negative assessment. There are very real consequences in the child’s life when parents raise their children in this self-referential environment. Children are taught that they have a right not to hear anything they do not agree with, and when they do, they should take it personally. This mollycoddling of our children does not prepare them for life.”

The Attraction of Reformed Theology

What is it that people find attractive about Reformed theology? Kyle Borg offers a good answer. “I am persuaded that it is in the theology of the Reformation where the glory of God works itself out most vividly, substantively, and with the greatest consistency.”

Why Japan’s Rail Workers Can’t Stop Pointing at Things (Video)

I’m sure there’s a principal of diligence we can draw from this practice of pointing at things.

An FAQ on The Collected Works of John Piper

Crossway has just published The Collected Works of John Piper, a massive 13-volume set. Justin Taylor has a thorough FAQ on the set, the methodology behind it, and the future additions to it.

Flashback: The Way the World Works

There are a hundred explanations for this desire to protect and preserve life. But the only one that really makes sense, and the only one that is compelling enough to believe, is that God is the creator of life, and that he has given life intrinsic value.To recklessly endanger life is to reject both the giver and his gift.

Confronting the Lies when Suffering Leaves You Lonely

I’m grateful to The Good Book Company for sponsoring the blog this week.

It’s not His way to give more light on the future than we need for action in the present.

—J.I. Packer

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    A La Carte: To sit in the threat of loss / The world cannot be gender blind / The missing years / Too much times / Finding freedom in God’s providence / The weighted vest of pastoral ministry / A micro course for pastors / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 23)

    A La Carte: How a wife entrusts her husband to God / Everyone has their own facts now / A better way to look at missions / The secret of contentment / Hospitality—a command for our joy / Are you barely hanging on? / and more.

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    Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Surely few things in this world are more mysterious than sex. Surely few things give such clear evidence that there must be more to them than the sum of their parts. On the one level, sex is a simple biological function that exists to populate the earth with human beings. On the other level, it…

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    A La Carte (May 22)

    A La Carte: What should we think about paedocommunion? / Ten questions for readers of erotica / You are an influencer / Do you believe your pasture’s green? / Adam poisoned me / Kindle and Logos deals / and more.