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A La Carte (April 7)

Forgetting the Past

Ed Welch: “Scripture does help us with our painful pasts, but it does more than that. It tells us to forget things we want to remember, and remember things we are likely to forget.”

I.O.U.

Darryl Dash looks at evangelism as a debt we owe to others. “Paul says that he’s under obligation to pretty much everyone. The word he uses implies debt. Interesting. How does Paul owe a debt that brings him under obligation to others?”

From Peddling Dope to Pleasing Jesus

In WORLD magazine a “drug-dealer-turned-pastor reflects on a life of miracles bestowed to bring God glory.”

Is Your Church a Safe Place

“If you want your church to be a safe place for those with same sex attraction (SSA), then step one is to realize that we already have church members who experience it. Just like those who are dealing with any other struggle, we should thank God for bringing them to our churches, and ask God to help us serve them well.”

Preach the Word

A new issue of Credo is available. You can read it for free online or download it in PDF format. “In this issue of Credo Magazine we aim to help pastors and churchgoers alike recover a love for Bible-preaching.”

The Exaggerated Influence of ISIS

This video shows that, while ISIS is scary, their influence tends to be exaggerated.

This Day in 1884. 132 years ago today, English clergyman and Bible scholar C. H. Dodd was born. *

Elders and Deacons

This week’s deals at Westminster Books are related to church leadership and led by Bob Thune’s new book which has received many accolades.

Fighting Lust With Lust

Those earnestly fighting against sexual sin (or wanting to fight against sexual sin) may find help in this article.

Spurgeon

When we have to do a severe thing, let us choose the tenderest manner.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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