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Guys Are Flaming Out – “According to psychologist Philip Zimbardo, young men in America are doomed–at least they are educationally, relationally, and sexually. As he says at the beginning of his recent TED Talks video, ‘The Demise of Guys,’ Guys are flaming out academically, they’re wiping out relationally with girls, and sexually with women. Other than that, there’s not much of a problem.”

The Leniency of the Lord – R.W. Glenn reflects on the leniency of the Lord.

The Pastoral “I Don’t Know” – There’s something very frustrating about people who have no ability to admit “I don’t know.” Jared Wilson explains why pastors need to be able to say this.

Contentment in Ministry – Here’s another excellent article on ministry. It looks at the importance of finding contentment in the right things. Non-pastors will benefit from reading it too!

Through the Eyes of Spurgeon – Here’s a Kickstarter campaign worth getting behind. “CHSpurgeonQuotes.com has compiled Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s best quotes arranged by subject + scripture into a must-have book.”

3-2-1 – Here’s an excellent video that simply explains the gospel.

There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.

—John Calvin

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

    A La Carte: Order, preparation, and the Spirit’s leading / Desecration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Why did God stigmatize the disabled? / Who would I be if I was happy? / 7 parenting errors that can influence adult children to leave the faith / and more.

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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.

  • Like an iPhone

    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.