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A La Carte (8/24)

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Tired of Hearing “The Gospel” – Thabiti goes on a bit of a rant in this post. It’s worth reading. “It’s ubiquitous. And it’s becoming an inflexible law. We dare not face any issue without the requisite hat tip to ‘the gospel.’ If we do, there’s bound to be someone to write us a ticket for our verbal violation, to insist we missed a ‘gospel’ opportunity.”

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – This article has given me some pretty good food for thought. The author shows how success is a catalyst for failure.

Practical Law-Gospel Theology – Tullian Tchividjian describes a difficult situation his church is going through. “Our church was recently hit with a high-ranking moral tragedy. It was discovered that a staff member (and close friend) was engaging in marital infidelity.” Read how he has begun to lead his people through this.

A Bachelor Pastor – This is a powerful message from a bachelor pastor who is about to get married.

$5 Friday – There are several good deals in Ligonier’s $5 Friday. They include two books by R.C. Sproul and one by Richard Phillips. There are also some good teaching series.

We Waste 40% of Our Food – In the West we have unparalleled prosperity and that generates unparalleled waste. “Each year, about 40 percent of all food in the United States goes uneaten. It’s just tossed out or left to rot. … By one recent estimate, Americans are squandering the equivalent of $165 billion each year by rubbishing so much food.”

The Reward of His Suffering – Matt Papa has just released a new single; all the profits are going to missions. The song begins at about 1:40.

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

—Charles Spurgeon

  • that First Sports Bet

    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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    A La Carte (June 10)

    A La Carte: Feminism’s patriarchs / Thank you, parents, for your Sunday faithfulness / Godly sorrow vs worldly sorrow / Being transformed from the inside out / What if everyone at your church was like you? / The gift and skill of praise in lament / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Not a Life of Ease

    It’s Not a Life of Ease

    You can’t read the New Testament and fail to understand that the Christian life was never meant to be a life of ease. Each of us will encounter adversity and adversaries, and each of us will have to wage war against our fearsome foes— the world, the flesh, and the devil. Then, each of us…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 8)

    A La Carte: Fighting for faith when doubts abound / The incredible blessing of my father’s final months / Why you can’t let yourself feel content / The means of doing much good / Bible translations are for people / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TWR)

    This giveaway is sponsored by TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, whose mission is to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced. TWR is looking for engineering, IT, maintenance and finance specialists to help us tell the story to God’s glory. Explore these and other opportunities here. …

  • The Way You Walk

    The Way You Walk

    You can tell a lot about people by the way they walk, can’t you? You can tell a lot about their physical health, their emotional state, and perhaps even their spiritual condition. You can often tell at a glance whether they are healthy or ill, joyful or sorrowful, delighting or despondent. Consider a company of…