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Weekend A La Carte (December 2)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a few deals, but on some excellent books.

Check out Westminster Books for great deals on ESV Bibles.

Are Catholics Christians? (Video)

Dr. Gregory A. Wills answers the question: Are Catholics Christians?

What Happens If Catholics Think the Pope Is a Heretic?

Speaking of Catholicism: “The Church of Rome is not a monolith, and even Popes polarize the assessments of the Catholic people. But what happens when negative voices become more frequent, more outspoken, more radical in their criticism, as seems to be the case in recent months?”

Old Foghorn Being Revved Up (Video)

Foghorns are apparently surprisingly complicated machines.

Canada’s First Christian Law School Pleads Case to Supreme Court

This is a very important case here in Canada. “Trinity Western University’s plans to launch a law program—a first for a Christian institution in Canada—were stalled for four years, as the school faced legal challenges over its campus covenant, which bars sexual activity outside of traditional marriage. Law societies in three Canadian provinces argued that the school policy discriminated against LGBT students, and refused to accredit future Trinity Western graduates as a result.”

How Congregational Singing is an Act of Witness (Video)

Keith Getty speaks about congregational singing.

7 Hard Truths about Retirement

This is a wise article written from a distinctly Christian perspective.

Companies Should Ignore Angry Online Mobs More

Though this article is written for companies, there are lessons for church and individuals as well. “What risk-averse executives and social-media managers often fail to realize is that the subset of people who use social media do not represent the broader world, and further, that the subset of people who get extremely mad on social media don’t even represent the subset of people who use social media.”

Flashback: The Counter-Cultural Vocation of Homemaking

We received an email from one of Nick’s teachers, sent to all the parents: “I would like to invite parents to come to our class to speak about the career they chose. I want to expose the student to a variety of careers and experiences. Would you like to come and speak to us?” My very first thought was for Aileen: “I think you should go as a stay-at-home mom.”

What’s Wrong with Theistic Evolution?

I’m grateful to Crossway for sponsoring the blog this week.

Don’t push yourself into the future and forfeit the day’s joy over an anticipated tomorrow that may never happen.

—John MacArthur

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  • The Way You Walk

    The Way You Walk

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    A La Carte (June 7)

    A La Carte: Feminism as critical social theory / Lessons from a Job season / Was the woman at the well married to any of the five men? / Holy haggling / The other D-Day / The problem with livestreams / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 6)

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    The Least of My Children’s Accomplishments

    I know what it is to be a father and to take pride in the achievements of my children. I had not been a father for long when I learned that the least of my children’s accomplishments by far outshines the greatest of my own. Their smallest victory generates more delight than my largest and…

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    A La Carte (June 5)

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