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A La Carte (9/17)

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An Open Letter to an Older Woman – Yes! Catherine Parks nails it in this article, an open letter to older Christian women who continue to encounter words like “fresh,” “new,” and “young.” Is there still a place for them?

The Preacher’s Besetting Sins – Here’s a good look at the preacher and vanity. “It took me a long while to realise that there is the world of difference between wondering: what will people make of this (i.e. the sermon) and what will people make of me.”

Clinics Closing at Record RateChristianity Today reports that abortion clinics are closing at record rates.

Ghost Towns – “There is nothing more haunting than a once-thriving town that has been abandoned and consumed by the elements. Here are images from some of the most incredible ghost towns in the world.” While looking at photo essays, here is an amazing one from Moises Saman, one of the leading conflict photographers of our time.

Crazy Busy – You may enjoy this deliberately awkward interview between Justin Taylor and Kevin DeYoung.

Your faith will not fail while God sustains it; you are not strong enough to fall away while God is resolved to hold you.

—J.I. Packer

  • 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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  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 17)

    A La Carte: Think you’re immune to adultery? / One of the most hopeful reminders about sanctification / What do we do with dreams and visions? / Have you ever asked your church elders to visit and pray for you? / The neurodivergent believer / Preaching advice for busy pastors / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Open the Bible)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Open the Bible. They encourage you to enter to win a series of books from Open the Bible and Pastor Colin Smith! Included in the giveaway are: For All Who Grieve by Pastor Colin Smith. Written with compassion and understanding, yet honestly facing the difficult questions that…

  • Moral Vision

    From Washington & Jefferson to Trump & Biden

    The United States has produced more than its fair share of fascinating figures. Over the course of its storied history, it has produced a host of figures who have shaped the nation, the continent, and the world. Many of these have been its presidents and politicians, though others have been its inventors, its business leaders,…