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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

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

—Robert Murray M’Cheyne

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    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…