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A La Carte (June 24)

In this week’ ersus deal from Westminster Books, they’ ll send you a free copy of Piper’ ersus Expository Exultation if you buy a duplicate of the revised edition of The Supremacy associated with God in Preaching.

Today’ s Kindle offers include lots of great material from Crossway.

(Yesterday on the weblog: Each Man Before the Mob)

The Self-discipline Of Being Overwhelmed

Yes, certainly. It is sometimes so great to be overwhelmed.

How I Learn

Dork Moore explains exactly how he reads publications interactively. Speaking individually, I always find it interesting and helpful to learn from other people’ t example.

Thoughts on What Secures a Marriage (YouTube)

Greg Koukl offers some of this thoughts on what obtains a marriage.

Why Reading Books You Disagree With Helps You Grow

“ Probably the most devastating effects of the particular culture wars taking place all around us, especially upon online platforms such as social media, is that we have been often told that individuals need to be protected through the world of a few ideas or that reading something outside of our personal beliefs might lead us down a path of destruction. While this is understandable to some extent, this siloing effect is dangerous to the life of the mind and treats the very concept of understanding our neighbors as a bridge too much. ”

The Impact of Saying, “I’m So Busy”

“ How many times have you asked somebody ‘ How are you doing? ’ and they respond with ‘ Busy! ’ ? In that response, they did not actually answer your caring inquiry plus they unknowingly sabotaged their credibility as a leader. Further, within their hurriedness, they potentially hijacked an opportunity to bless. As Christ-following leaders, here’s why I would suggest we do well to get rid of this response from our repertoire… and learn better ways…”

Faith-Sized Requests

Jim Elliff writes about making faith-sized requests of god.

How do you Know That God Is for Me?

Sinclair Ferguson: “ Satan is very insistent about this—indeed, he has been insistent on this question from the beginning. That he asked it in the Garden of Eden. In fact , his first recorded words are an assault on God’s gracious character…”

Flashback: This Is Not Your Grandparents’ Church

If it’s not your grandparents’ church it’s unlikely to welcome your grandparents, is it? If it’s defined versus what’s dear in their mind, it’s not likely to make a place for them, is it?

God is the God of the unsuccessful, of the who have failed. Heaven is filling with earth’s broken lives, and there is no bruised reed that Christ cannot take and restore to glorious blessedness and beauty. —J. R. Miller