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Weekend A La Carte (July 27)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of new books and a couple of older ones.

(Yesterday on the blog: God Created Family To Carry Out His Will)

The Crucial Difference Between Law and Gospel for the Christian Life

Few people are better equipped to explain this than Michael Horton. “It was a Saturday and I flipped on the TV for an extraordinarily long time. The whole day was exercise equipment, how to become real-estate rich with no money down, and Suze Orman gave me her steps to financial security. As much as we all make sport of this sort of thing, it attracts us. That’s because we are ‘wired’ for law: tell me what to do and I’ll get it done. That is not just the American spirit, but it is human nature. God’s law is inborn, in our conscience, part of our moral makeup.”

What Is God’s Glory?

John Piper attempts to define the impossible. “Here is an attempt at a definition. The glory of God is the infinite beauty and greatness of God’s manifold perfections. The infinite beauty—and I am focusing on the manifestation of his character and his worth and his attributes — all of his perfections and greatness are beautiful as they are seen, and there are many of them. That is why I use the word manifold.”

The State of Biblical Orthodoxy in the Anglican Church of Canada

George Sinclair: “The Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC) was in the news last week. Most reports missed the big story. That the forces of biblical orthodoxy narrowly won a battle was correctly reported. What was missed was that those same forces lost the war. How they lost the war is significant for those of us in orthodox denominations.”

4 Promises to Christians about The Resurrected Body

Here are four things to look forward to.

The Future: How Does God Know It?

Fred Zaspel explains. “The God who has revealed himself in Scripture is not a God who, having looked ahead to discover what will be, makes determinations accordingly. He is the God who looks ahead and sees a history that he himself has decreed. He is not contingent. He is sovereign.”

A Brief History of Human Filth

“The human history of dirt is the saga of our battle to control environmental filth and channel human waste out of sight, out of mind. Not that ‘dirtiness’ or ‘cleanliness’ are unchanging across time, space and cultures.” I guess that’s one way of looking at history!

The Lost Letter to the Corinthians

Here’s a neat little bit of church history.

Flashback: What Gives God Pleasure

What makes God happy? What pleasures does God pursue? That might be one of the most important things about God.

Our sorrows are all, like ourselves, mortal…They come, but blessed be God, they also go. We suffer today, but we shall rejoice tomorrow.

—Charles Spurgeon

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  • The Way You Walk

    The Way You Walk

    You can tell a lot about people by the way they walk, can’t you? You can tell a lot about their physical health, their emotional state, and perhaps even their spiritual condition. You can often tell at a glance whether they are healthy or ill, joyful or sorrowful, delighting or despondent. Consider a company of…

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  • The Least of My Childrens Accomplishments

    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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