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Tim Tebow’s Life Is a Tragedy – This is an interesting take on Tebow. “Everyone’s life is a story, especially the lives of celebrities. But the way our stories get told is often what distinguishes us common folk from celebrities, mostly because celebrities have the media following them around creating a narrative, or drama, that always takes a predictable path.” He argues that Tebow’s life is a tragedy, fabricated by the media.

Adam and Eve and Pinch Me – Carl Trueman looks at the difference between Al Mohler and Tim Keller when it comes to evolution and wonders aloud why it is that many of the leaders of the new Calvinism are making complementarianism a major issue and evolution a minor one. It makes for a good and thought-provoking read.

The Plain Preaching of the Gospel – Justin Taylor shares a great quote from Charles Spurgeon as he argued that the plain preaching of the gospel was (and still is!) sufficient to grow the church.

Why Conservatives Should End the Debt Ceiling Debate – Dr. Mohler’s article on the debt ceiling is worth reading even if you read only long enough to see what he says about it being a “pseudo-event.”

Why We Need Plumbers–and Pastors – You can probably identify with this: “Growing up I knew I could serve God in whatever profession I chose. Providing, of course, I chose to be either a missionary or a pastor. … Sure, a wealthy executive or doctor who lived faithfully for Christ might achieve a modicum of respect in church circles. But spiritually speaking, they were ‘walking wallets,’ useful for funding ministry—the real work of the Lord.”

Believing right doctrine will no more save you than doing good works will save you.

—C.H. Spurgeon

  • 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.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

  • 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.