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A La Carte (April 20)

Today’s Kindle deals include several titles from the Christian market and also a few from the general market.

You Can’t Love Missions without Loving the Local Church

There’s lots to ponder in this article.

Do I Need To Ask Forgiveness Every Time? (Video)

Dr. Stephen Wellum answers a common question: “If Jesus already died for my sins, why do I need to pray for forgiveness every time I sin?”

The Roller Coaster Effect of Ministry

This article may be helpful to people involved in ministry and witnessing the roller coaster effect that comes with it.

The Symbol of the Frontier

The mustang, once the symbol of the frontier, has become a massive nuisance.

What Your Biology Teacher Didn’t Tell You About Charles Darwin

“Whatever your views on origins and evolution, we can hopefully all agree that, at present, we give far too much honor to the British thinker who justified genocide.”

6 Tech Habits Changing the American Home

I think just about every parent today feels overwhelmed by the sheer volume of digital technology in our lives and homes.

We Need More Parlour Preachers

“As long at there have been Christian witnesses there have been temptations toward evangelistic apathy. The 19th Century English pastor and author writes in his book, The Christian Ministry, that we need more ‘parlour preaching.’ He defines this as ‘the ability to introduce the subject of religion seasonably and acceptably into social intercourse’.”

Flashback: The Messy Matter of Motives

I find one of the trickiest matters of Christian living to be the matter of motives. I often find myself wondering why I do the things I do. Just as often, I find myself wondering why I do not do those things I refuse to do.

The more obscene symbol in human history is the Cross; yet in its ugliness it remains the most eloquent testimony to human dignity.

—R.C. Sproul

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

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    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • 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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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.