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Mourn Over Your Sins – “Spiritual mourning is laden with blessing and we are to go after it and get as much of it in our lives as we possibly can. The more you know of this mourning, the more joy you will experience in your life. How does one receive the comfort that comes from spiritual mourning?” This brief article explains.

20 Tips for Personal Devotions – Yesterday David gave us 18 obstacles to personal devotions in a digital age; today he gives us 20 tips on doing it well. I especially agree with #5.

Cross-Culture Evangelism – John Folmar pastors a growing church in Dubai and offers several tips on how to do cross-culture evangelism.

Effective Personal Evangelism – Jeremy Walker is beginning a series that looks promising. He will be looking at effective personal evangelism.

Far Better Than I Could – If you have followed any of Thabiti Anyabwile’s thoughts on how to gain back the discussion on homosexuality, you will want to read his latest thoughts on the matter. In a similar vein, you may want to read this report of Rosaria Butterfield at USF.

There can be no peace between you and Christ while there is peace between you and sin.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.