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Facebook at the Altar
I got a laugh out of this. Let’s assume it is meant to make a point…


Tribute to a Martyr
“A British man whose great-great grandfather was killed and eaten by cannibals has taken part in a unique reconciliation event on a south pacific island. In the 1830s, the Reverend John Williams was the most famous missionary of the age. Today, 170 years after his murder, the descendants of those responsible felt the need to put old ghosts to rest.”


Hospitality Tips and Principles
Looking forward to the holiday season, Abigail offers up a list of tips and principles related to hospitality.


What Happened to Flight 447?
Popular Mechanics looks at Air France flight 447 to try to determine what happened. “The aviation industry’s safety record has never been better, but when Air France flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris vanished without a trace, it spurred new efforts to prevent tragedies before they happen.”


  • 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…

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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…