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A La Carte (April 14)

There is a nice variety of Kindle deals today, with many of them related to Easter or Reformation.

John Piper has a new book out and Westminster Books has discounted it.

I was a guest on The Ordinary Preacher podcast where we discussed speaking the truth with love and various other topics.

Pastor, Defend Christian Liberty

This is crucial. “Pastor, do you require any particular behavior or lifestyle of your church members that Jesus does not? Are there things that someone must do in order to be a member in good standing of your church that they do not have to do in order to be a Christian in good standing?”

Why I Believe the Bible

Erik Raymond explains why he believes the Bible. “I’ve put these five together as something of a quick reference notecard for why I believe the Bible. They can serve as a quick reference for personal evangelism or devotion. That is, they can help you to tell others why you believe the Bible while also reminding you (amid seasons of doubt) why you believe it.”

How to Preach and Help Nobody

Boy, did I ever enjoy this sermon excerpt about preaching the Word. It’s delightful!

An Easter Quiz

Just for fun, here’s a brief quiz on the Easter story.

Proofs for the Resurrection (Video)

Dr. Theodore Cabal answers in Honest Answers from Southern Seminary.

9 Things You Need to Know about the Resurrection

And, sticking with the Easter theme, here are 9 things to know about the resurrection. (Also, has Joe Carter trademarked “9 Things,” or are the rest of us free to use it?)

A Zygote Growing Into A Tadpole (Video)

This is a neat time-lapse of a tadpole forming.

Pioneer Camp

Pioneer Camp is a Christian camp near Toronto. You probably won’t be surprised it’s under attack for its “anti-gay” policies.

Flashback: Print, eBook, or Audio? Tips for Finishing More Books

Finishing 100 books in a year is not as hard as it might sound—if you put a little variety in your technique.

Better to be taught by suffering than to be taught by sin!

—C.H. Spurgeon

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    The Most Dangerous Thing a Christian Can Do

    It was one of those little pieces of information that helped clarify so much in my mind, that described through data what I had seen with my own eyes and experienced in my own ministry. It is a piece of information we all ought to be aware of and one we all ought to consider.…

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    A La Carte (June 24)

    A La Carte: Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and God’s beautiful providence / The Psalms’ quiet case for musical diversity / How to criticize your pastor / A new day / Take every thought captive / Sitting on suitcases / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Means and the End

    The Means and the End

    There is a crucial distinction between means and ends. Ends are the goals we have set our hearts on, while means represent the habits or disciplines through which we can realistically hope to attain those goals.

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 22)

    A La Carte: Motherhood / An open letter to dads about gentle parenting / How do I navigate a painful breakup? / More wonderful than being beautiful / Three reasons to show up to the prayer meeting / and more.

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    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…