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Weekend A La Carte (August 15)

I dropped the kids at Boyce/SBTS yesterday and am heading home today! While it was a really sad goodbye, I’ll be glad to be home…

My thanks goes to Clarifying the Bible for sponsoring the blog this week. Please do check out their great material aimed at helping you better understand your Bible.

Today’s Kindle deals include a few classics.

Guardrails on Mountain Passes

I always enjoy reading Andrée Seu Peterson’s column at WORLD.

Humble Prayer under Humbling Providences

“The providences connected to COVID-19 are humbling, whatever one’s opinions of the problems and solutions. Perhaps the greatest blessing of the pandemic is being humbled to the point of crying out in prayer to God more persistently.”

“Be the Bridge”: A Review

I’ve had quite a number of people ask me about the book Be the Bridge. While I haven’t read it, I did appreciate this review by Jesse Johnson.

Grace in the Garden

Andrew Walker: “When I survey American evangelicalism, an issue plaguing our public engagement is the implied notion that Christian concerns over what is just and moral are inherently sectarian. In other words, our concerns for the world are only ‘Christian concerns’ and not concerns about the world more broadly. Relatedly, what Christians consider as imperatives for engagement are often mediated through the politically popular.”

Ten Reasons to Read the Bible Every Day

John Piper lists them…

COVID Risk Comfort Zone

This is silly, but I enjoyed it.

Waiting for Eternity

“Surprisingly these long stretches of difficulty left me more encouraged than sad. It’s good to hear that my story isn’t new. It’s good to know I don’t wait alone. The more I read from Christians throughout history, I find brothers and sisters in Christ who waited right along with me through the difficulties of their eras. They didn’t wait solely with the hope to return to their plans, but instead they waited for their heavenly home.”

(Yesterday on the blog: A Bunch of Good Reasons To Saturate Your Worship Services in the Bible)

We are justified & saved by the very righteousness of Christ, and no other. He wrought it, though we wear it.

—John Flavel

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