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A La Carte (10/18)

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Monday with Mounce – Wouldn’t it be great to have mastered Greek? “One of the beauties of knowing Greek is that you get to see nuances of meaning that are often lost in translation. It’s not that the translators don’t see the meaning; it’s that they simply cannot bring it over smoothly into English.”

Top 10 Preaching Mistakes – David Murray counts down the top ten mistakes preachers make (and especially if they are new).

Are Evangelicals Dangerous? – Dr. Mohler wrote an article for CNN and it attracted a ridiculous amount of attention (not too surprisingly). “By mid-Monday, there were 75 pages of comments at the site. That tells us something about the volatility of the question.”

Surrender – I’ve been enjoying this new EP by Nate Fancher. Several of the songs offer a unique sound that I quite like.

The Debate – Trevin Wax shares how he wishes the debate on sexuality could go, just once, when a Christian pastor ends up to television discussing the issue.

Alas, if our children lose the crown of life, it will be but a small consolation that they have won the laurels of literature or art.

—Charles Spurgeon

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    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.