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A La Carte (2/20)

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7 Ways to Do a Bad Word Study – “How can a lay person (or pastor) know whether a word study is legitimate? Here are some bad ways to do a word study, courtesy of Dr. Jennings of Gordon Conwell and Dr. Grant Osborne of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School…”

God’s Everywhere Grace – David proposes that we rename “common grace.” “To help us prise open our eyes and hearts to God’s common grace, let’s start by renaming it. ‘Common’ sounds so, well, common. It could be read and heard in a demeaning way, as if it’s grace that’s not worth much, cheap grace as it were. So let’s call it ‘everywhere grace’.”

How To Become Pope – In case you’ve ever wanted to be pope, this video will tell you what steps you’ll need to take. Of course I don’t recommend you take any of them!

The Introverted Evangelist – I’m still working through the introvert / extrovert distinction, but appreciated this article. “We train folks to fit into a specific personality type and call it evangelism training. We are training people to be extrovert evangelists.”

CCEF Resources – Westminster Books has some great CCEF-related resources on sale. When People Are Big and God Is Small and Instruments In the Redeemer’s Hands are paradigm-shifting books.

What Is Love? – Whenever I do pre-marriage counseling I tell the groom-to-be, “I know you’d die for her, but are you willing to live for her?” This is what it looks like to live for her.

The Spirit’s work is to drive home to the heart and conscience what the mind understands.

—Alwyn York

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    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…