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Weekend A La Carte (May 14)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few deals. You may want to grab Grant Osborne’s new Revelation commentary while it’s heavily discounted.

Why We Don’t Need to Fear the Moment of Our Death

This is comforting. “Though as believers we know that Heaven awaits us after death, many of us still wonder about or fear the moment of death. What will it be like? Will it be frightening to experience the soul’s departure from the body?”

Age of Minority (Audio)

In this episode of the Age of Minority podcast, Jaquelle and Sean Crowe discuss my series “Advance!” I may be of some interest to younger Christians.

A Tribute to Mothers Who Send Their Children Into Missions

“I sat listening in a room filled with mothers of missionaries as they shared their stories. At first their words mirrored that of most mothers whose children were grown and gone, laughing about the fingernail polish stain that remains in the carpet to this day, or the clanging noise the dryer still makes years after the rocks fell out of their little boys’ jean pockets. Each memory was tethered to a story, and each story had exponentially grown in value as the years passed.”

Marriage Wounds

Here’s a neat little article about marriage.

Why First-Born Children Are Better Leaders

Here’s one of those things you know by observation, but now it’s backed up by studies.

Pro-Lifers: Get Out of Medicine!

Is this alarmism or the future? “Bioethicists and other medical elites have launched a frontal assault against doctors seeking to practice their professions under the values established by the Hippocratic Oath. The campaign’s goal? To force doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and others in the health field who hold pro-life or orthodox religious views to choose between their careers and their convictions.”

The World’s Persecution Problem

Christianity Today tries to make sense of the numbers of persecuted Christians in the world.

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Flashback: 8 Items for Christian Parents to Ponder

The old Puritan John Flavel offers these 8 considerations to Christian parents, asking that you would ponder each one and allow them to motivate you to call your children to respond to the gospel.

It must not content us to take our bodies to church if we leave our hearts at home.

—J.C. Ryle

  • Free Stuff Fridays (MBTS)

    This week Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the Church Institute is a free online platform from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary designed to provide free and accessible theological training to equip, encourage, and edify local churches. Courses may be taken as a self-paced individual or as a group within your…

  • A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    God’s design for gender and sexuality is fixed and unchanging. The way he created us is the way he means for us to live. The instruction he provides in the Bible is all we need to understand his purpose and live it out in a way that honors and pleases him. The wisdom he provides…

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    A La Carte (July 19)

    A La Carte: When you can’t forgive yourself after an abortion / Ancient Corinth, Judge Judy, and litigious Christians / Trusting the giver of good / The renovation of a soul / Life after Doom (by Brian McLaren) / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 18)

    A La Carte: Does Christian sex need rescuing? / 15 resolves for interpersonal conflicts / How senior pastors can help associate pastors / it’s okay to be okay / Don’t be proud of what you had no say in / How sweet! / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Protecting the Family Name

    Protecting the Family Name

    It is a conversation I had with my son-in-law while he was pursuing my daughter and expressing his interest in marrying her. It is a conversation I will need to have with a second son-in-law if the day comes when he expresses his interest in marrying my other daughter. It is a conversation about the…

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    A La Carte (July 17)

    A La Carte: Every place is a place to talk about Jehovah / A precious mystery / How marriage shows the beauty and poetry of the gospel / What should we learn from the immensity of the heavens? / Should we call church a family? / Commentary sale / and more.