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A La Carte (8/3)

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Pastors, Take a Break – David Murray comments on a recent article from the New York Times. “Members of the clergy now suffer from obesity, hypertension and depression at rates higher than most Americans. In the last decade, their use of antidepressants has risen, while their life expectancy has fallen. Many would change jobs if they could.”

Social Networking Dominance – A new study shows that the time Americans spend online is dominated (not surprisingly) by social media.

Prophecy for Today? – A reader just sent me the link to this debate between Richard Gaffin and Wayne Grudem on the subject of prophecy. I didn’t get to listen to all of it, but I do think it will be useful to anyone who is interested in better understanding the issues.

Plagiarism Lines Are Blurring – Here’s another interesting article from the Times. This one discusses plagiarism in a digital age and shows that it “is a disconnect that is growing in the Internet age as concepts of intellectual property, copyright and originality are under assault in the unbridled exchange of online information, say educators who study plagiarism.”

Old-Fashioned Forecasts – Here’s a fun little graphic telling how you can predict weather without the help of all those radars and other high-tech devices.

Crazy Old DJ – So there’s no real redeeming value in this, but I watch this guy and wish I could enjoy my job as much as he seems to enjoy his!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmZQyY-g4z4&hl=en_US&fs=1?color1=0x2b405b&color2=0x6b8ab6

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 13)

    A La Carte: Folly has a strategic plan to get you / The power of a health warning / Sex is not a solution to marital tension / What do you do when your suffering is your fault? / We can’t think or live Christianly / Good news for African girls / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TMAI)

    This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Master’s Academy International (TMAI). They are giving away the 42-volume Essential MacArthur Library set. The Master’s Academy International (TMAI) is a worldwide network of pastoral training centers that equip indigenous church leaders to preach the word and shepherd their people. They have 19 Training Centers around…

  • The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    Quite a long time has passed since we witnessed the unexpected rise of a new kind of Calvinism. Few had anticipated that in the twenty-first century, so many millions of people spanning a host of nations and traditions would find themselves affirming such old and controversial doctrines. Yet many did so because they were wary…

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    A La Carte (July 12)

    A La Carte: John Piper on repetitive worship songs / Jen Wilkin says not to fear the marks in Revelation / Carl Trueman’s hope beyond politics in Europe / Bruce Ware on angels and free will / Samuel Davies’ tragic children / Book deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 11)

    A La Carte: The Disney princess whose heart isn’t worth following / Words of mercy and grace when we disagree / Ten reasons why the Bible is the greatest of great books / Why balance is bad for pastors / The earliest record of Jesus’s childhood / and more.

  • Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    When visiting a far-off church, I met a man who, with sadness, told me about his father’s final sermon. A lifelong pastor and preacher, his father had withdrawn from full-time ministry several years prior, but still preached from time to time. On this Sunday he took to the pulpit, read his text, and gave his…