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Weekend A La Carte (July 9)

May you know God’s richest blessings as you serve and worship him this weekend.

Richard Dawkins Is (Partly) Right about Pro-Life People

“Richard Dawkins is right.” That’s not something you hear often from a site dedicated to apologetics. And, not surprisingly, Dawkins is only partially right.

Why does God allow the righteous to suffer?

“If he is all-loving and all-powerful, why does God allow the righteous to suffer?” This article looks at some examples from the Bible to provide at least a partial answer.

How Do Hearts Grow?

“How do you know your heart is maturing, that you’re developing, that you’re more than just your yesterday-self?” Well all want to know we’re making such progress, don’t we?

Between Two Graves: Calvin on the Waters Above and Below

“One of the quirkier parts of the early books of Genesis for modern readers is the way in which it speaks of ‘waters above’ and ‘waters below’.” Calvin’s thoughts on it are really interesting.

Why technology makes our lives easier yet more meaningless

“It seems we’ve struck a deal with our devices that so much resembles the bargains with the tricksters from the old stories. A genie appears to grant your wish. But once you have what your flesh desired you find you’ve lost something of yourself in the exchange. We wished for peace and quiet, and what we got was loneliness. We wished for the world at our fingertips, but what we got was all the world’s anxieties. We wished to banish boredom and difficulty, but what we got was meaninglessness.”

The Water and the Blood

Nick Batzig takes a crack at resolving one of the most difficult biblical details to interpret.

Flashback: Leave and Cleave Like a Strawberry

The God who created family is clear that marriage creates a new family unit, but also clear that biology matters and that the forming of a new unit does not entirely rupture the old one.

Perfect love is perfect self-forgetfulness. Hence where there is love in a home, unselfishness is the law. Each forgets self and lives for others.

—J.R. Miller

  • that First Sports Bet

    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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    A La Carte (June 10)

    A La Carte: Feminism’s patriarchs / Thank you, parents, for your Sunday faithfulness / Godly sorrow vs worldly sorrow / Being transformed from the inside out / What if everyone at your church was like you? / The gift and skill of praise in lament / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Not a Life of Ease

    It’s Not a Life of Ease

    You can’t read the New Testament and fail to understand that the Christian life was never meant to be a life of ease. Each of us will encounter adversity and adversaries, and each of us will have to wage war against our fearsome foes— the world, the flesh, and the devil. Then, each of us…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 8)

    A La Carte: Fighting for faith when doubts abound / The incredible blessing of my father’s final months / Why you can’t let yourself feel content / The means of doing much good / Bible translations are for people / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TWR)

    This giveaway is sponsored by TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, whose mission is to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced. TWR is looking for engineering, IT, maintenance and finance specialists to help us tell the story to God’s glory. Explore these and other opportunities here. …

  • 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…