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Blind Spots and Lane Changes – Thabiti reflects on leadership: “The problem with blind spots is you don’t see them. Blind spots make lane changes surprisingly dangerous. It happens in leadership, too. Leaders have blind spots. I know I do. We don’t often discover them until we’re making a change, adjusting course. You’re cruising along, changing lanes, and sometimes someone has to honk the horn real loud. Have you ever had that happen? I have.”

Left Behind Reboot – The Left Behind series of films may receive a reboot. And Nicholas Cage might star in it.

3 Things They Don’t Teach – Matt Perman identifies three things they don’t teach us in school that we all later pay dearly for: Personal management (how to get things done and know what the right things are to get done); Career management; Leadership.

Responses to the Problem of Evil – Michael Patton has an article that looks at the five responses to the problem of evil. It’s a wee bit technical, but covers useful ground since so many people charge Christianity with being unable to deal with evil.

Athletes Turn to Lecrae – ESPN says that Lecrae is a big influence in the sports world and does an interview with him to find out why.

Tithing and CharitiesChristianity Today asked three people to answer this question: “Is It Stealing From God to Split Your Tithe Between the Church and Other Charities?” David Croteau answered the question at his blog and answered very well, I think.

The Messiness of Being Human – Clint Archer: “Recently my commitment to consecutive exposition was acutely tested. I tackled the chapter every seminoid dreads from the day he graduates, namely Leviticus 15 (you know, the heart-warming one about emissions and discharges of various bodily fluids). The challenges of preaching this sticky wicket are manifold.” The article’s well worth a read.

If you find a professing Christian indifferent to his Bible, you may be sure that the very dust upon its cover will rise up in judgment against him.

—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)

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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: 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.