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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

  • The Means and the End

    The Means and the End

    There is a crucial distinction between means and ends. Ends are the goals we have set our hearts on, while means represent the habits or disciplines through which we can realistically hope to attain those goals.

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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.