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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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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.