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Weekend A La Carte (April 8)

I dug up just one new Kindle deal for today, though there are many others to browse through from earlier in the week.

The Name is Yahweh

Jesse Johnson doesn’t like the way English Bibles translate God’s name. “It is a translation choice with zero scholarly merit, it confuses by creating artificial distance between the reader and the text, and is not defensible on any legitimate grounds. At best it is condescending, but more likely it is just simply superstitious.”

Why All Your Gadgets Want You to Talk to Them

Have you noticed that more and more gadgets offer voice control? Here’s why.

How to Mortify Sin

Sinclair Ferguson explains. “Paul gives us the pattern and rhythm we need. Like Olympic long jumpers, we will not succeed unless we go back from the point of action to a point from which we can gain energy for the strenuous effort of dealing with sin.”

How Did Judge Judy Get Her Gig? (Video)

Here’s how she got it and how much money she makes doing it.

Why Are Young People So Into Healing Crystals?

Essentially, because you’ve got to believe in something, right? “Millennials say gemstones don’t just look cute on T-shirts — they also offer a flexible, inclusive spiritual practice.”

The Gold Standard of Family Stability

A new study proves an old truth–there is nothing better for families than to stay together. (See also Three Myths of Cohabitation.)

What if My Husband Looks at Porn?

“Through a lot of counseling, tears, discussions, and prayer — a long process of healing and grace-filled restoration in Christ — God has shown me several truths that might minister to other wives like me.”

Flashback: The Most Important Thing My Parents Did

For all the good things my parents did for me, I believe that the most important was simply living as Christians before me. I don’t think anything shaped or challenged me more than that.

Why Easter Matters to Marriage

I’m grateful to Ever Thine Home for sponsoring the blog this week.

I do not understand how a man can be a true believer, in whom sin is not the greatest burden, sorrow and trouble.

—John Owen

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    Weekend A La Carte (May 25)

    A La Carte: Don’t regret your past—redeem it / Parents, are you raising angry partisans? / You’re gonna lose everything / My husband and I keep fighting over the same thing / What are the “all things” I can do in Christ? / How are we handling generational differences? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

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    A La Carte (May 24)

    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.

  • Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    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…