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A La Carte (3/23)

Practical Shepherding - Brian Croft has created a blog called “Practical Shepherding.” The blog has this as a description: “Evaluating practical issues of local church ministry biblically, theologically, and pastorally.” This looks like a great one for pastors and church leaders to bookmark.

Persecution in Morocco - From TIME: “March 8 is not a day that Chris Broadbent will soon forget. The preceding weekend, gendarmes entered the Village of Hope, a Christian-run orphanage in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains where Broadbent, a New Zealand native, worked as a human resources manager, and began questioning children and staff. At first, he and the other foreign workers were assured that the interrogation was routine. But as it dragged on, the questions turned to subjects like ‘How do you pray?’ and the police began searching homes on the compound for children’s Bibles. On Monday morning, after being held in a separate room from the orphanage’s 33 children, Broadbent and his 15 colleagues were summarily deported from Morocco, accused of illegally proselytizing for their faith.”

Monergism Books Coupon - Monergism Books is offering a coupon to the readers of this site. “Take an additional 5% (off all orders) plus free shipping (in the USA) on orders over $35 when you use the coupon code challies310 at check out.  You must select Economy Shipping to receive the free shipping offer. Coupon expires Tuesday March 23rd, 2010.”

Do Your Friends Know What Easter Means? - Adrian Warnock says that they probably don’t.

Hope in Discouraging Times - Randy Alcorn: “There is a gift God has given his people in all ages that has enabled them not just to hold on, but to experience fulfillment even in times of great difficulty. This gift is hope.”