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A La Carte (April 29)

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Pope Francis, TMZ, And Sainthood – “The only thing worse than celebrity culture, is celebrity culture in the church.” There are some great reflections on celebrities and celebrityism in this article.

The Future of Protestantism – “Should the shape of Protestant theology and the Protestant consciousness still be determined by the Reformation’s reaction to Roman Catholicism?” You may want to log in at 7 PM PST to watch this dialog. It looks absolutely fascinating.

March for Life 2014 – If you are in the Ottawa area, you may be interested in coming to the 2014 March for Life. I will speak, then there will be some pro-life training, and then there will be the march to Parliament Hill.

6 Types of Grace – Paul Tripp describes six different types of grace.

What Would Jesus Say to the LGBT Community? – I appreciate this attempt at suggesting what Jesus might say to the LGBT community.

A Gosnell Movie – Owen Strachan wants you to know about a proposed, crowdfunded film on Kermit Gosnell.


Those who give much without sacrifice are reckoned as having given little.

—Erwin Lutzer

  • 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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  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    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…

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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.