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A La Carte (10/17)

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Deep Truths of the Bible for Children
The Ligonier blog looks at several books for children written by R.C. Sproul and Susan Hunt.


Socialists Everywhere
This article looks at Obama’s proposed tax cuts. “Presently, the bottom 40% of income earners pay zero income taxes. The top 20% pay 80% of all the federal income taxes. Therefore, it is not possible to give the bottom 40% a tax cut because they pay no money to the government. So this begs the question: How is Barack Obama proposing to give a tax cut to 95% of Americans?”


A Review of The Shack
Gerald Hiestand, writing for Straight Up, does an excellent job of reviewing William Young’s bestseller.


Jesus Didn’t Die for a Campus Ministry
Russell Moore writes about the attraction of campus ministries and the centrality of the church to the Christian life.


Kenyan AIDS Orphans
This short video shows some of the trials faced by Kenyan boys orphaned by AIDS (Warning: It has a little bit of graphic content).


The Eyeballing Game
A fun distraction if you’ve got five minutes to kill.


Preacher Robbed While Preaching on Mercy
“Authorities are looking for two people who allegedly stole a preacher’s wallet and went on a shopping spree while he was giving a sermon about showing mercy to others.”


Joseph Is a Single-Issue Evangelical
Though I haven’t listened to it yet, this message by Russell Moore comes highly recommended. Says Denny Burk, “In Southern Seminary’s chapel today, Russell Moore delivered one of the most prophetic pro-life messages I have ever heard.”


Days of Autumn
Here’s a beautiful collection of Autumn-themed photographs from around the world.


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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.