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A La Carte (7/29)

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Is Glory God’s Only Goal? – Here is something worth considering: “Has the glory of God become a cliche among the young, restless, Reformed crowd? The vocabulary of glory is on the rise, but certain misunderstandings and imbalances linger. Will ‘the glory of God’ become a cliche, much like ‘the love of God’ to the previous generation, which too often reduced love to sentimentality?”

The Endless Train Wreck – I often wonder what Neil Postman would say if he was able to help us think through the implications of today’s Internet. I’m sure he would have something to say about the recent endless train wreck.

Rick Warren Returns – TIME reports on Rick Warren’s first sermon since his son’s death. “Almost four months after their son committed suicide, Pastor Rick Warren and his wife Kay addressed their congregation for the first time, promising to remove the stigma of mental illness from the church”

Engaging With Keller – Engaging With Keller is a new book in which several theologians interact with what they consider some of Tim Keller’s dangerous ideas. This is a helpful review of the book. Also, I am glad to see Christians expressing themselves in kind ways; this book seems like a great way to kindly interact and disagree.

10 Ways to Save Barnes & Noble – “Perhaps you aren’t a dying relic after all, and merely need some revamping. Over the past several days, commentators have burst forth with a cacophony of competing ideas for your revival. The following list contains some potentially promising options for you to consider…”

UpDesk – I use an UpDesk; they recently updated it to make it even better and to address what I identified as some of the previous generation’s weaknesses.

If you do not desire to be holy I do not see that you have any right to think that you are a Christian.

—D. Martyn Lloyd Jones

  • Maybe We Make Meditation Too Difficult

    Maybe We Make Meditation Too Difficult

    Of all the Christian disciplines, it is my guess that meditation may be the least practiced—though I suppose fasting might have something to say about that. Most people diligently make time to read the Bible and pray. And yet, while most people have good intentions when it comes to meditation, it so often seems to…

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    A La Carte (July 24)

    A La Carte: A mother to me, too / Never look your age? / Nine reminders for the struggle with body image / A ruler who trusts in Yahweh / No, I will not stop calling the church a family / Criminalizing sexual ethics / Bible journal sale / Kindle deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 23)

    A La Carte: Connection and commitment / When your mind gets stuck / Prayer postures in the Bible / Fading with age / Does God care about how I work? / 7 essential things to know about God’s holiness / and more.

  • Evangelize 2024: Growing a Church That Proclaims The Gospel

    This week the blog is sponsored by Matthias Media. Does your evangelistic passion match the New Testament call to proclaim Christ’s name to all people? God calls on us to partner with him in “hastening the coming of the day of God” (2 Pet 3:12) by laboring to make people ready for that day, having…

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    A La Carte (July 22)

    A La Carte: No facts or evidence required / Unity is not the same as total agreement / Christians and magic / Beware of local cults / In the school of contentment / Books by Jen Wilkin / and more.