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A La Carte (6/17)
June 17, 2013
The Power of Stories - I enjoyed this interview with Mark Gilbert. He wrote a book titled Stepping out in Faith which is a compilation of stories from people who have left the Roman Catholic church as they’ve sought to follow Jesus.
An Exceptional Dad - This is a good one: “I don’t want to be a good dad—I want to be a great dad. But the longer I live and more ministry I do, the more I have come to realize there are precious few examples of grace in action when it comes to fatherhood. So on this Father’s Day, I wanted to take a moment, heed Paul’s exhortation (Eph. 6:1), and honor my own father, Greg.”
Sovereign Mistakes - “The following is a conversation that recently took place in my daughter’s middle school group. And I think it does a good job highlighting three mistakes that we often make when we talk about the sovereignty of God and how it relates to sin and suffering in the world.”
The New Evangelization - The Washington Post writes about Catholic evangelizing. “While such personal sharing has long been the province of, well, evangelical Protestants (among others, including Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses), it means a paradigm shift for Catholics, whose spiritual lives have been largely centered inside the parish.”
Roots and Wings - Roots and Wings is a documentary about Indelible Grace; it’s now free to watch online for a limited time. Also, for just a couple of weeks they are giving away their live album via NoiseTrade.
There is mercy for a sinner, but there is no mercy for the man who will not own himself a sinner. —C.H. Spurgeon