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A La Carte (April 2)

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A Fixation with a Sky Pixie – “In a culture that prizes sophistication, non-judgmentalism, irony and detachment, [Christianity] is to declare yourself intolerant, naive, superstitious and backward.”

Peddlers vs. Pastors – Are you a peddler of God’s word or a pastor of the Word? Here’s how you can tell.

Men for God Conference – If you’re in the Vancouver area, you might be interested in the Men for God conference which I will be speaking at in June.

The Truth of the Cross – The audiobook of R.C. Sproul’s excellent The Truth of the Cross is a free download this week.

Redeeming RapThe Atlantic covers Christian rap and profiles Trip Lee.

Death Has Been Swallowed Up by Death – TGC continues their series on doctrine with a look at the Apostle’s Creed and the trick phrase, “He descended into hell.”

An Unlikely Convert – This month’s issue of Tabletalk magazine has an interview with Rosaria Butterfield.

Spurgeon

Morality may keep you out of jail, but it takes the blood of Jesus Christ to keep you out of hell.

—C.H. Spurgeon

  • 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…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…