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A La Carte (1/26)

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It’s always around this time, when there are just a few days left in the month, that I scratch my head and wonder where the time has gone. How did it get to be the 26th so quickly? It’s amazing to me.

A 90-Minute Plan – “For nearly a decade now, I’ve begun my workdays by focusing for 90 minutes, uninterrupted, on the task I decide the night before is the most important one I’ll face the following day. After 90 minutes, I take a break.”

Blank Bible Project – Here’s a walk-through for making your own blank Bible.

Don’t Call it a Comeback – Kevin DeYoung has a post today about the book he and I contributed to called Don’t Call it a Comeback. I write (briefly) about why I wrote what I wrote.

Social Television – This article dicusses how television may return to its roots and become a social medium.

Christians Get Depressed Too – Wes Bredenhof has a review of David Murray’s book Christians Get Depressed Too.

Is God Disappointed? – David Powlison answers the question of whether God is disappointed in us when we sin. (HT:JT)

I have no more right as a Christian to allow a bad temper to dwell in me that I have to allow the devil himself to dwell there.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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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.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    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…