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Seven Mistakes I Made in Ministry – Thom Rainer shares. “I reflected on my years when I served as senior pastor of four churches. I have often said that I wanted to write a book entitled ‘Mistakes I Made in Ministry.’ Then I realized it would have to be a multivolume series! ” (HT:Z)

Keep Reading – CJ shares a useful encouragement about reading. His experience of reading an entire book and remembering only a sentence or two applies to me as well. But that’s not a good reason to give up.

Oil Spill on Google Maps – This map helps put the spill in some context. And while on the subject of Google Maps, check out this one. It looks like the land of USB cables.

Where Disability Becomes Amazing Grace-Ability – Read this post from Greg Lucas who reflects on the recent Elisha Foundation retreat. The Elisha Foundation does great work for families with disability.

J.C. Ryle – Today is the 110th anniversary of the death of J.C. Ryle. Erik Kowalker posts information about his death, funeral, gravestone and legacy.

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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…

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    A La Carte (June 18)

    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…