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War Histories or History Wars? – Phillip Jensen writes, “the world as we now know it is the result of earlier decisions and actions. Our life and society is contingent on past lives and society.” He goes on to discuss the importance of Remembrance Day and other similar days of remembering the past. While on the subject, here’s a collection of photos from the day the First World War came to an end.

A Year of Biblical Womanhood – Mary Kassian takes a look at Rachel Held Evans’ book A Year of Biblical Womanhood.

On Celebrity – I appreciate Owen Strachan’s reflection on celebrity. “The most recent issue of the New York Times magazine features an engrossing profile of Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder by Sam Anderson. It touches on an issue that I mull over sometimes: the effect of celebrity on a person.”

Spiritual Report on Scotland – David Murray looks at the spiritual state of Scotland and gives us a report. It’s very, very interesting to hear about the church in that land where Reformed Christianity was once dominant.

None sink so far into hell as those that come nearest heaven, because they fall from the greatest height.

—William Gurnall

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    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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    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.

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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.