A La Carte (April 12)

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(Yesterday on the blog: When The Great Resignation Comes to Church)

The Christian Veneer of a Sacred Journey

“I’d suggest that one of the greatest risks to the Church in the modern west at moment is that we allow secular perspectives to be baptised and given the appearance of being Christian. The danger is profound because the veneer disguises what’s happening. The shifts in thinking are significant, but they look small because they’re disguised behind Christian language.”

Doug Logan on Experiencing and Responding to Racism

I’ve been enjoying this ongoing interview with Doug Logan, President of Grimké Seminary. (Part 1 is available here.)

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Why New India Needs the Ancient Gospel

I’m thrilled to see TGC support a new site for India. It includes articles like this one that explains how the “dream of a new India is emerging out of the old. This is now quite obvious to the citizens of this ancient nation and to much of the world outside. But new India is like a kaleidoscope of many new trends and developments—a young population that is building a vibrant nation, a powerful economic resurgence, and its new stature as an emerging global power. All these are coming together in different ways to shape a glorious dream.”

4 Keys to Preaching from a Manuscript

Jared Wilson offers a number of tips for preaching from a manuscript—a practice I tend to advocate as well.

What role does intercessory prayer play in the salvation of the nations?

What role do our prayers serve in the plan of God to redeem people from every tongue, tribe, and nation through Jesus Christ? From a Ligonier event, Derek Thomas, Stephen Nichols, and Michael Reeves discuss the place of prayer in global missions.

What about Marriage and Family in Heaven?

Randy Alcorn covers a few matters related to marriage and family in heaven.

Flashback: How to Encourage that Preacher

The faithful preacher is content to be forgotten so Jesus can be remembered. “I forgot all about you” may be one of the most encouraging things a preacher can hear.

All heaven is interested in the Cross of Christ, all hell terribly afraid of it, while men are the only beings who more or less ignore its meaning. —Oswald Chambers