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Weekend A La Carte (July 6)

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I’m so grateful to ChurchSocial for sponsoring the blog this week. This week they are highlighting the software’s value to leaders within the church.

Today’s Kindle deals include a variety of different titles headlined by a book about one of history’s most inspiring Olympians.

(Yesterday on the blog: Molded in the Master’s Hands)

The Kansas City Chief’s Kicker and More Reflections on Motherhood

Peter Van Doodewaard has a sweet celebration of motherhood: “There are profound similarities between husbands and wives, and these provide common ground for communion and fellowship. There are also profound differences—some obvious and some nuanced—which deepen the joy and wonder of that communion and fellowship.”

Does the Bible Blame Women for Rape?

Wendy Alsup answers some hard questions: “How should we understand Deuteronomy 22? And does its inclusion in the Scriptures mean the Bible cannot be trusted to guide and direct women today?”

Progress in Cameroon

I love reading missionary updates and found this one particularly encouraging.

‘Discipleship’ Is Life

T. M. Suffield has some really interesting thoughts on discipleship. “When you stick ‘-ship’ on the end of something you end up systematising a phenomenon and developing a ‘science’ (in the sense of a body of knowledge). We see this in ‘leadership’ for example. A similar thing has happened with ‘discipleship.’”

The Living and Abiding Word of God

Cara writes about the power of the Word of God and offers a vivid illustration along the way.

Stewarding Your Commute Time Well

If you spend a good bit of your life commuting, you may benefit from Jessica Schroeder’s article about stewarding that time well.

Flashback: Joy Is for the Generous

The free and willing sacrifice of their own wealth caused them to rejoice. Each one gave as he decided in his own heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion. God loves that kind of cheerful giver and God’s people love to be that kind of cheerful giver. 

Believer, when you are on your knees, remember you are going to a King. Let your petitions be large.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 6)

    A La Carte: The Kansas City Chief’s kicker and reflections on motherhood / Does the Bible blame women for rape? / Progress in Cameroon / Discipleship is life / The living and abiding Word of God / Stewarding your commute time well / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Molded in the Masters Hands

    Molded in the Master’s Hands

    Peter lives in the shadow of Paul. When we think of the early church, when we think of the Apostles, when we think of the doctrine of the New Testament, our minds probably go first to Paul. And perhaps rightly so, since he is responsible for the majority of the didactic parts of the New…

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    A La Carte (July 5)

    A La Carte: Kenya’s eco-tax revolt / Ayaan Hirsi Ali in her own words / Thomas Jefferson, the Baptists, and a giant block of cheese / It truly rots the bones / Should a Christian get cremated? / Is the Bible pro-slavery? / Book sale / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 4)

    A La Carte: Zoomers and the future of the church / Good sex starts with the heart / Political ideology vs. science / The sacrifices of a wife / Thou shalt not catastrophize / What happens when we trust God for the next step? / and more.

  • Trusting God in the Uncertainties of Life

    Trusting God in the Uncertainties of Life

    There are some things I’m good at. Whether by nature, nurture, or hard practice, I have accumulated some skills and been given some talents. But I’m not good at everything of course. Not nearly. One thing I’m very poor at is …

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    A La Carte (July 3)

    A La Carte: Jesus Calling and the PCA / Why do we believe so many lies about heaven? / Kevin DeYoung’s theological explainer / Ancestor worship in the church / Dear little one / Thoughts on being a Christian writer / Kindle device and book deals / and more.