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A La Carte (4/15)

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I’m back home after spending the last few days at Together for the Gospel (and/or traveling there and back). As usual I found myself unable to update the site while on the road. At some point I’ll provide a few reflections. But for now, let me post just a few links I collected along the way.

Drew Marshall – Last Saturday I was a guest on the Drew Marshall Show (and, for a time, so was Spencer Burke). I found this a particularly interesting interview since Drew started out quite hostile but, it seemed to me at least, that over the course of the time we spent together, he started to get me a little bit. Just be warned that it’s not always entirely family-friendly since Marshall tries to toe the line of shock jock.

Farewell Emerging Church – Speaking of Spencer Burke, here’s an article from WORLD saying that the Emerging Church is now officially dead.

Jennifer Knapp – I was sorry to read this. I’ve always loved Jennifer Knapp’s music (Kansas would easily make a list of my top-25 Christian albums of all time). After years of denying rumors that she is a lesbian, she has just come out of the closet.


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    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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    A La Carte (June 12)

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    A La Carte (June 11)

    A La Carte: The blessing of constant curiosity / Church discipline in the digital age / Don’t be too easy to join / Body matters in Genesis / The local church is a sandbox / Seasons in a pastor’s life / and more.

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    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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    A La Carte (June 10)

    A La Carte: Feminism’s patriarchs / Thank you, parents, for your Sunday faithfulness / Godly sorrow vs worldly sorrow / Being transformed from the inside out / What if everyone at your church was like you? / The gift and skill of praise in lament / Kindle deals / and more.