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A La Carte (8/21)

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Your Children and Sex – If you are a parent, you will not want to read this article, but it might prove wise to do so: “Three Things You Don’t Know About Your Children and Sex.” Let it frighten you just enough to increase awareness and take action.

Rebuking from the Pulpit – You may have seen the now-infamous video of Jim Standridge rebuking parishoners from the pulpit. Christianity Today asked a panel of experts “Should pastors rebuke parishioners from the pulpit?” I wouldn’t have thought you’d even need to ask such a question. Nevertheless, the answers are (generally) good.

Rebuilding Detroit – If you are in the mood for a longer read, this article on how a young community of entrepreneurs is rebuilding Detroit is quite interesting.

10 Enemy Attacks on Leaders – “Recently, a church leader asked me what tactics I’ve seen the Enemy most use against leaders. In no particular order, here are the ten most common strategies I’ve seen.”

Interview with Ligon Duncan – I enjoyed this interview with Ligon Duncan. If you are wondering why it matters to you and me that he took the position at Reformed Theological Seminary, this interview will clear it up for you.

How Much Artists Earn Online – This infographic shows how much musicians earn when their songs are bought and sold online. It helps show why there is so much concern over the streaming services.

Why Expository Preaching Matters – Al Mohler is writing a series of articles on expository preaching. In the most recent one he includes a definition of expository preaching that is well worth reading and thinking about (it’s long enough that it will take some time to absorb!).

God rarely seems to use a man who pampers himself with luxury.

—Kenneth Prior

  • A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    Every month I put together a roundup of new and notable books for grownup readers. But I also receive a lot of books for kids and like to put together the occasional roundup of these books as well. So today I bring you a whole big batch of new books for kids

  • A La Carte Thursday 1

    A La Carte (June 13)

    A La Carte: Were the earliest Christians illiterate? / Our new religion isn’t enough / Why do evil and suffering exist? / The missing ingredient in too many marriages / Is Genesis literal or allegorical? / The death of fear / and more.

  • Tear Down Build Up

    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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    A La Carte (June 12)

    A La Carte: Does Bach’s music prove the existence of God? / Living from approval, not for approval / A surprising test of true faith / Do you have the support you need to grow? / Who was the “black Spurgeon?” / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 11)

    A La Carte: The blessing of constant curiosity / Church discipline in the digital age / Don’t be too easy to join / Body matters in Genesis / The local church is a sandbox / Seasons in a pastor’s life / and more.

  • Trusting Jesus in The Public Square 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Parents have a biblical responsibility to protect their children not only from physical harm but also from spiritual harm. It is entirely appropriate and right for a parent to wrestle with whether they want to allow their child to continue to have a friendship with a…