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5 Reasons God Calls Us to Wait – Paul David Tripp on some of the reasons that God may call us to wait. “In ministry you will be both called to wait and also find waiting personally and corporately difficult. So it is important to recognize that there are lots of good reasons why waiting is not merely inescapable but necessary and helpful. Here are a few of those reasons.”

Drones and Never-Ending War – “Today, our president said every soldier in Iraq is coming home, leading many to believe The War Is Over. Except it’s not. Getting humans out of there is great, but the fact is war today doesn’t need humans at all.” The implications of this are expansive.

The Holocaust – These photos from The Atlantic are almost too horrifying to take in.

Privatize the CBC – This probably applies only to Canadians. The author makes some great points.

Divas of Discernment – I’ll always be indebted to Phil Johnson for coining the phrase “Divas of Discernment.” Here he speaks to Todd Friel about “wall-building, biblical discernment, bad discernment ministries, shrill-and-sharp-tongued women who fancy themselves called to ministries of full-time criticism—and a few other interesting topics…”

Heart for Adoption – I enjoyed this little film which was played at the Together for Adoption conference.

Some persons on their dying beds just wake up in time to see their danger, but not toescape from it: they are carried right over the cataract of judgment and wrath.

—Charles Spurgeon

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    A La Carte: Principles for leading an effective meeting / Longing for home with C.S. Lewis and Tyler Childers / The uncategorizable suffering / How (and how not) to wait / Things too marvelous / Eat this, not that / Books on sale / and more.

  • Dirty Feet: Our Filth, His Joy

    This post is sponsored by Burke Care and is written by Cameron Woodall . Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so, he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around…

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    The Most Dangerous Thing a Christian Can Do

    It was one of those little pieces of information that helped clarify so much in my mind, that described through data what I had seen with my own eyes and experienced in my own ministry. It is a piece of information we all ought to be aware of and one we all ought to consider.…

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    A La Carte (June 24)

    A La Carte: Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and God’s beautiful providence / The Psalms’ quiet case for musical diversity / How to criticize your pastor / A new day / Take every thought captive / Sitting on suitcases / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Means and the End

    The Means and the End

    There is a crucial distinction between means and ends. Ends are the goals we have set our hearts on, while means represent the habits or disciplines through which we can realistically hope to attain those goals.

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 22)

    A La Carte: Motherhood / An open letter to dads about gentle parenting / How do I navigate a painful breakup? / More wonderful than being beautiful / Three reasons to show up to the prayer meeting / and more.