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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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    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…

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    A La Carte (March 1)

    A La Carte: Rumblings of revival among Gen Z / Addition by subtraction / Seeing red / Burying the talents of the Great Rewarder / Inviting evaluation of your preaching / Book and Kindle deals / and more.

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    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte (February 29)

    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

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    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.