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A La Carte (9/19)

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Praying for Your Pastor – “One of the great encouragements in my ministry is knowing that many at Redeemer regularly and frequently pray for me. There are a number of ways we should be praying for our leaders in the church, but as we approach Sunday I want to encourage you to pray for your pastors and their preaching in 4 specific ways.”

Quit Picking on Video Games – Video games and the people who play them have become an easy mark for pastors. Stephen Altrogge asks such pastors to stop.

Why We Don’t Burn Things – Christians (typically) don’t burn things when God is mocked. Here’s at least a partial explanation as to why this is.

An Eye-Opening Book – David Murray writes a glowing review of a book I loved: Eyes Wide Open (Here’s my review).

Speaking With Tongues Speakers – Josiah Grauman has a couple of interesting questions you may want to ask if you encourage speaking in tongues or if you interact with those who do.

Soda Ban Explained – Here’s a short video that tries to explain the New York soda ban. Though this ban applies to only a limited area, it provides an interesting commentary on the role of government in our lives.

To call a Christian a “theist” is roughly equivalent to calling the space shuttle Atlantis a “glider.”

—R.C. Sproul

  • New and Notable Books

    New and Notable Christian Books for May 2024

    While the month of May has already begun to wane, it has proved to be a good month for Christian book releases. I sorted through the stacks that landed on my desk and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you a sense of…

  • A La Carte Friday 2

    A La Carte (May 31)

    A La Carte: How the legal system enabled—and will curtail—the transgender movement / We are all late bloomers / God’s glorious plan to use us all / Be quick to listen, slow to “therapy speak” / The reconsecration of man / Ask Pastor John / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 30)

    A La Carte: Seeking wisdom without training wheels / Zealous polemicists / The actual divisive ones / What is Christian Nationalism? / Are the stories of Jesus borrowed from pagan myths? / As for those rich in books in the present age / and more.

  • Three Respectable Sins of Pastors

    Three Respectable Sins of Pastors

    Over the past few years, there has been a lot of attention given to the ways that pastors may abuse their parishioners. Such attention is appropriate and every pastor ought to prayerfully guard himself against such abusive behaviors. Every church leadership structure ought to build rigorous systems of accountability and follow biblical guidelines in the…

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    A La Carte (May 29)

    A La Carte: A coward’s guide to evangelism / The great dechurching will hurt poor people / The unique experiences of pastors / Three words for Christian parents / Save the world, have a baby / The conquest of Canaan / Kindle and book deals.

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    A La Carte (May 28)

    A La Carte: What to do with the nice things people say / Old age syndromes to avoid / The amazing navigation skills of the dung beetle / 7 kinds of sacrifices / Hope in the grief of dementia / and more.