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Weekend A La Carte (March 11)

It has been a rather quiet week for Kindle deals, and today there are just a few more minor ones to consider.

Fred Sanders: The Trinity and The Shack

You may enjoy watching Fred Sanders speak on The Shack and address audience questions.

Farewell, Jesus Junk?

Christianity Today discusses the reality and significance of Family Christian Stores closing their doors.

Is Your Platform Worth Your Life?

It’s worth reading this if you’ve got (or are trying to get) a “platform.” “Christians, how can we be vigilant to guard against selfish ambition in our lives and ministries? How can we be sure that the priority of our platform is to champion the gospel, not ourselves?”

Look on My Works, Ye Mighty…

“Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found an eight-metre (26ft) statue submerged in groundwater in a Cairo slum that they say probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.”

Reflections on the Revolution in Middlebury

Charles Murray reflects on his recent experience at Middlebury College where a violent protest broke out. (Also, Samuel James reflects.)

American Carnage

This is a long, tough article on the plague of opioid addiction in America.

Breaking Down the Father on BBC Being Interrupted by His Children

Here’s a fun breakdown of everyone’s new favorite viral video. I work from home and do a lot of interviews and live in fear of this kind of thing happening! (Also, from working at home I know that while he’s got a shirt and tie on up top, he’s just wearing PJs instead of pants since you can’t see below the waist.)

National Geographic’s Origins: The Journey of Humankind

Answers in Genesis has a summary and evaluation of the first episode in a new series by National Geographic.

Flashback: Parenting Well in a Digital World

Even at the best of times there is nothing simple about raising children. But throw in a million new technologies—new devices and social networks and apps—and things get far more complicated still.

The Importance of Staying Curious in Bible Study

I’m grateful to Zondervan for sponsoring the blog this week…

No man preaches that sermon well to others, who doth not first preach it to his own heart.

—John Owen

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    How Should We Then Die?

    Euthanasia makes a lot of sense. At least in our culture at this time, it makes intuitive sense that those who are ill without hope for a cure or those who are in pain without likelihood of relief ought to be able to choose to end their own lives. Our culture assumes there are few…

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    A La Carte (April 12)

    A La Carte: Is God always pleased with Christians? / Southern Baptists debate designation of women in ministry / Good growth / Planted and rooted / Both worm and worthy / Scotland’s destiny and the rewriting of history / and more.

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    A La Carte (April 11)

    A La Carte: 4 reasons why the Bible does not support transgenderism / Your elders will fail you / 25 questions a Christian woman should ask herself when a man starts to show interest / The same person in every room / Is the story of Job historical? / Book and Kindle deals / and…

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    The Sun Is Blotted from the Sky

    Men of great physical strength have sometimes carried outrageously heavy burdens—six hundred pounds, seven hundred pounds, eight hundred. And even then they have said, “I still have not been fully tested. Put on some more weight! Load me up!” With confidence they have gripped the bar and with great straining and groaning they have lifted…

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    A La Carte (April 10)

    A La Carte: Reflecting Christ in the crucible of your marriage / Finding peace beyond the illusion of control / There are no free bets / What temptation is and is not / Grieving the loss of a loved one / The Bible says it, I believe it / and more.

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    A La Carte (April 9)

    A La Carte: Christians are a last days people / The case for holy obstinacy / Don’t lose your home to a passing storm / We need a gospel awakening in Africa / Can I tell an unbeliever “Jesus died for you?” / Imagining the new heavens and new earth / and more.