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Weekend A La Carte (April 6)


Today’s Kindle deals include one newer title as well as a few classics.

Als0, the latest fiction title from Cruciform Press features a missionary to an unreached people living in the jungles of Venezuela. Ernie Bowman shares his hope that the book can inspire future missionaries.

(Yesterday on the blog: A Company of Heroes)

The ‘Trans’ Child as Experimental Guinea Pig

This is so distressing, but so important. “In any other context, we might consider the drug-induced stunting of a child’s penis, followed by its surgical removal, to be mutilation. But in an era of culturally and legally enshrined transgenderism, it’s not just permissible; it’s entertainment.”

Unwinnable: The Game That’s True to Life (Video)

This is a fantastic evangelistic video that explains the video game, That Dragon, Cancer.

Boeing’s Effort to Get the 737 Max Approved to Fly Again, Explained

I’m scheduled to fly on some 737 MAX’s coming up, so am following this one pretty closely. This is a very good explainer about the whole situation.

Is it a Sin to Be Angry with God? (Video)

R.C. Sproul has a great answer.

The Propriety Advantage

Samuel James: “Ironically, in mainstream political culture, the more intimate and explicitly sexual the interaction, the more rules—and more shaming— can apply. Try to lay down some standards for a first date or working lunch and you come off as prudish at best, pervy at worst. But if the clothes are coming off, passion must be paused for the acquisition of ‘informed consent.’ It’s as if the rejection of public propriety has created a need for private legislation.”

James White Confronts City Council (Video)

I’m assuming by the brevity of this video that James White had only three minutes to make his case against abortion. He didn’t waste them.

The Role, Requirements, and Reward of a Deacon

Brief, but helpful. “At the end of 2017, our church’s deacon body transitioned into a new way of doing diaconal ministry. Instead of all the deacons trying to juggle multiple different responsibilities, each individual deacon assumed a specific ministerial task that he was both eager and able to do. In short, our deacons went from being generalists to specialists. In this post, I want to set forth how our understanding of a deacon prompted us to make this change.”

Flashback: The Best Tool for the Job

We can elevate the joy of finding an item at a low cost, while overlooking that this low cost may necessitate low quality. However, when we do this we may be settling for lesser tools which subsequently provide a lesser return.

Faith begins where man’s power ends.

—George Muller

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