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Christianity, Unplugged – “In the twenty-first century, being alone and withdrawing mean much more than being the only person in the room. They mea n being unplugged. In our appreciation for the help that technology can bring, we have perhaps been unaware of its more subtle dangers.”

Teaching Preaching – Pastors and church leaders may want to take a look at this article from The Briefing. It describes how one man went about teaching his future leaders to preach.

C.H. Spurgeon Quotes – Charles Spurgeon may well be the most quotable preacher in the history of the church. This is a new site dedicated to sharing some of his best quotes. Most of them are around a paragraph in length.

Acorn Antenna – I love YouTube because it allows me to see things like this.

Maintaining Stability in China – Gene Veith excerpts the most important bits of an interesting article that discusses what it means to “maintain stability” in China.

Isaiah by the Day – Collin Hansen has an interesting interview with Alec Motyer who recently published Isaiah by the Day. Motyer talks about the book of Isaiah, how to understand it, and so on.

Satisfied In You – Brian Eichelberger’s adaption of Psalm 42 is really powerful.

The only certain proof of my election is that today I am following the Lord.

—R.C. Lucas

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.