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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.

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

—Erwin Lutzer

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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 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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