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A La Carte (8/20)

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Trusting Christ through Trauma – Patrick Schreiner (son of theologian Tom Schreiner) writes: “On Friday morning my Mom was involved in a bike accident which was labeled by the doctors as moderate to very severe.” He writes about hope even in the middle of this situation.

Tall Buildings – Is there a limit to how tall buildings can get. Apparently yes and no. It’s an interesting article, even if no one really knows.

The Shelf Life – David Mathis writes about the shelf life of preaching the gospel to yourself. “The clock is ticking. If you’re faithfully preaching the gospel to your own soul, day in and day out, but distancing yourself from regular Bible intake, your freshness is fading. There’s an expiration date on this fruit once it’s off the vine.”

Suggestions for Theologians – Andy Naselli shares John Frame’s thirty suggestions for young seminarians or theologians. Example: “Value your relationship with Christ, your family, and the church above your career ambitions. You will influence more people by your life than by your theology. And deficiencies in your life will negate the influence of your ideas, even if those ideas are true.”

Dimwitted Discourse – This is a little bit overdone, but still instructive and funny.

Oh, if we could not die, it would be indeed horrible! Who wants to be chained to this poor life for a century or longer?

—C.H. Spurgeon

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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.

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    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.