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Ordinary Cook, Unlikely Hero – “He is history’s most widely read preacher outside of Scripture. More written material exists from him than from any other Christian author, living or dead. It’s estimated he preached to more than 10 million people during his lifetime. The ripple effect of his life and ministry is immeasurable. And he got his theology from an old school cook.”

Multisite Evolution – Ed Stetzer reflects on the multisite revolution. “Whatever your opinion of multisite may be, there can be no doubt it is the new normal. Multisite has joined a list of models and approaches that were once out of the mainstream and now is commonplace– most of us know of one or more multisite churches.”

10 Love Challenges – Imagine if each person in your church accepted each of these 10 love challenges from David Murray.

How I Shut Down Two Porn Shops – The title is a little bit cheeky, but I enjoyed the article.

Satan’s Permission – Paul Tautges offers some thoughts on Satan requesting permission to sift Peter like wheat.

A Better Country for Old Men – A big thumbs up to David Mathis’ plea to older Christian men.


There is no place like the feet of Jesus for resolving the problems that perplex our hearts.

—G.B. Duncan

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    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.

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…

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    A La Carte (June 18)

    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.