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A La Carte (10/13)

Local Ministry - Bob Kellmen takes a look at an article I wrote recently in which I compared the local church and the speaking circuit. Bob gives a slightly different take.

Parents, Give Clear Instruction - Here is a valuable little excerpt from a forthcoming title from Joel Beeke. “A child thinks very differently from an adult, often what the adult says by implication does not get through to the child. The child may interpret an order in a way not intended by the parent.”

Celebrity Pastors - Jonathan Leeman is grateful for the idea of celebrity pastors and in this article he explains why.

21st Century Excommunication - “When the Church of the Good Shepherd in Binghamton, N.Y., left the Episcopal Church over disagreements about what the Bible says about sexuality, the congregation offered to pay for the building in which it worshiped. In return the Episcopal Church sued to seize the building, then sold it for a fraction of the price to someone who turned it into a mosque.”

Twilight Zone - Paul Levy has a good word for pastors (and everyone else) in regards to the strange world the Internet creates. He looks at James MacDonald and T.D. Jakes and goes from there.

Mormonism 101 - Kevin DeYoung gives the basics about Mormonism.

Grace does not run in the blood, but corruption does. A sinner begets a sinner, but a saint does not beget a saint. —Matthew Henry