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Weekend A La Carte (June 24)

Weekend A La Carte

Westminster Books has discounted a selection of new books from Crossway.

The Success Affair

“Working with such couples, I’ve found it interesting to note when the affairs happen. Often pastors get into an affair when ministry is going well, when they are achieving their ministerial career goals and dreams. Why is this so? Why would someone have an affair when everything seems to be going well?”

Ecumenical vs. Evangelical

This is a fantastic little overview of the history of ecumenism. “One of the most devastating attacks on the life and health of the church throughout all of church history has been what is known as the ecumenical movement—the downplaying of doctrine in order to foster partnership in ministry between (a) genuine Christians and (b) people who were willing to call themselves Christians but who rejected fundamental Christian doctrines.”

Will All People Be Equal in Heaven?

Randy Alcorn takes on a question with important implications. “Because God promises to reward people differently according to their differing levels of faithfulness in this life, we should not expect equality of possessions and positions in Heaven.”

9 Things You Should Know About North Korea

Here is another of Joe Carter’s helpful FAQ articles.

India’s Dangerous Trend on Religious Liberty

ERLC tells how religious liberty in India is on the decline. This is background to how Compassion and other organizations were kicked out.

Andy’s Dad and Woody’s Origin (Video)

Here’s an answer to one of cinema’s great questions: What happened to Andy’s dad in Toy Story?

Does Conservative Theology Empower Abuse?

Samuel James discusses a statement many people seem to take as truth: “Because theologically conservative institutions and people have been guilty of this abuse, it follows that theologically conservative doctrine empowers and facilitates such abuse.”

Flashback: 7 Good Reasons To Stop Looking at Porn Right Now

Pornography is a topic I return to again and again because I see the damage it is doing and I see the despair of those who are caught up in it. I want to give you 7 good reasons you need to stop looking at porn right now.

Charles Spurgeon’s Dangerous Mission

Thanks to MBTS for sponsoring the blog this week…

It is not great talents that God blesses so much as great likeness to Jesus.

—Robert Murray M’Cheyne

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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