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A Long Journey in Church Discipline
Thabiti links to a series of three articles by Tom Ascol. “They are stirring posts about a man lovingly disciplined by his church over 15 years ago. After 15 years of continuing in unrepentance, Ascol and the Grace Baptist Church family saw this man restored in repentance and love a few weeks back.” It is a great testimony to God’s grace.

Sex, Lies and Abortion
Dinesh D’Souza pens a good article for Christianity Today, placing abortion in its proper context as a part of the sexual revolution. “Abortion is the debris of the sexual revolution. We have seen a great shift in the sexual mores of Americans in the past half-century. Today a widespread social understanding persists that if there is going to be sex outside marriage, there will be a considerable number of unwanted pregnancies. Abortion is viewed as a necessary clean-up solution to this social reality.”

The Hope You Need
The Hope You Need is the long-awaited follow-up to Rick Warren’s megaselling The Purpose Driven Life. It is coming our way in November of this year.

Storm Chaser
The Guardian has some incredible photos taken by professional storm chaser Jim Reed.

Trinity and Gender
CBMW has audio for a recent panel. “The panel discussion is a helpful dialogue between Drs. Randy Stinson, Bruce A. Ware, and Gregg Allison. If you are unfamiliar with the debate concerning the Trinity and gender issues, this discussion would be a good place to start. The participants are clear with their position, as well as fair to those with whom they disagree.”

CBD’s Autumn Sale
Bargain hunters will enjoy sorting through the virtual bargain bin that is CBD’s annual Autumn Sale. I spent a few minutes sorting through the products and spotted quite a few good deals.

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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 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: 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.