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A La Carte (6/15)

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Bethlehem’s Antioch Moment – Desiring God reports on John Piper’s proposed succession plan at Bethlehem. “My proposal to the elders—and it comes from Noël and me, not just me (we have talked a lot about this, as you can imagine)—is that I transition from pastor for preaching and vision to a fulltime writing and BCS teaching and mentoring and wider speaking role on June 30, 2014—three years from now.”

Clarifying Congregationalism – 9Marks has more to say in relation to James MacDonald and his comments about church government.

Studies in Biblical Theology – Westminster Books has great prices on the New Studies in Biblical Theology series which is edited by D.A. Carson.

Bringing Missions Home – Trevin Wax interviews Tim Kessee who you may have seen in the Dispatches from the Front DVDs.

Greek NT for Kindle – If you’ve ever wanted the Greek New Testament for your Kindle, it’s now available for free.

Kindle Tips, Tricks and Resources – Nathan Bingham has put together a really good list of tips, tricks and resources for your Kindle.

Q&A with Owl City – Christianity Today has an interview with Adam Young (aka Owl City) on his new album (which I’m quite enjoying).

Hugh Hefner Will Die Alone – Byron Yawn on the lure of pornography: “It’s all a lie. We know it’s not real. We know it will never deliver. We know too well how it destroys people and marriages. Yet we believe what it says. Every time we do it mocks us for our stupidity.”

Early Innings – This is a great little movie for the baseball fan.

God is more concerned with the state of people’s hearts than with the state of their feelings.

—A.W. Tozer

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 22)

    A La Carte: Motherhood / An open letter to dads about gentle parenting / How do I navigate a painful breakup? / More wonderful than being beautiful / Three reasons to show up to the prayer meeting / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

  • 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…