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Weekend A La Carte (May 9)

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Douglas Wilson takes on N.T. Wright in an article titled And All God’s People Said, “Wut?”

Jared Wilson has penned An Open Letter to Tom Brady. “I’m writing this not as a BradyHater™, but as a full-on fanboy. You are my favorite sportsman ever — in any game, from any era.”

Here’s a sweet letter from a mom to the birth mothers of her children: Dear Birthmother.

Todd Billings says God Is Bigger Than My Cancer. “There’s no doubt about the diagnosis,” the doctor said. Incurable cancer. A fatal disease. I had just celebrated my tenth anniversary with my wife, and we were busy raising our children, aged 1 and 3.

Joe Thorn has a little mini-series of posts on what small churches can do: Part one and part two.

Thanks to Matthias Media for sponsoring the blog this week with Two Ways to Grow a Disciple-Making Culture in Your Church.

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There is nothing that makes us love a man so much as praying for him.

—William Law

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