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A La Carte (10/18)

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Look & Live (Worship or Die) – “Worship is a looking. It is the gaze of the soul towards greatness….towards some savior. It is the pulsating, throbbing ache of the soul to see & celebrate glory. The ‘wow’ of the heart. And we are always being captivated by something. We must be. The throne of the heart must be filled.”

Pulpits, Pimps and Progress – There’s been a lot of focus in media on the prosperity gospel lately. Here is a lament from a young, Black, Christian male seminary graduate concerned about church perspectives.

Is Public Schooling an Option? – A couple of weeks ago I linked to Al Mohler’s article about public schooling. Jemar Tisby has a thoughtful, insider response.

Recovering a Vision – Make some time to watch this short documentary about Al Mohler.

Serial Trespasser – “Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world.” It makes for an interesting photo gallery.

God’s Pleasure In Me – “I love the truth that salvation is by God’s grace alone, purchased by Christ alone, and gained through faith alone. That message is the unshakable, life-giving foundation of my life. But recently I’ve heard statements about God’s grace that puzzle me. Statements like, You can’t do anything to make God more pleased with you…”

In contending with certain sins there remains no mode of victory but by flight.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.