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A La Carte (August 13)

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The Orphan Without a Face

Here’s a sad bit of biography. “When a horrifying bacterial infection disfigured my newborn face, my parents abandoned me right there in my hospital bed. The only thing more painful than knowing they left me behind was finding them 38 years later.” (Note: The article contains a small amount of bad language.)

Elisabeth Elliot Memorial Service

Here is a recording from the Elisabeth Elliot Memorial Service held at Wheaton College, Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Protest Planned Parenthood

There are lots of #ProtestPP protests coming up. This site offers a listing.

This Day in History: James Stewart lands in Capetown, South Africa to work with David Livingstone. He soon grows weary of Livingstone and decides to open a school for African children, founding what soon became a premiere educational establishment. *

Extreme Means

This article details some of the extreme means pet owners are taking to keep their pets alive. Pet health care is getting as sophisticated as the two-legged variety.

Had a Miserable Day

There can be a danger in forgetting that even our heroes were imperfect. Tim Keesee digs into William Carey’s journals and shares a couple of his bad days.

Do We Alienate Our White Brothers and Sisters?

Earlier in the week I shared an article from the Reformed African American Network and this one from the same site seems like an appropriate complement to it.

Begg

If truth were told, most of us spend longer each day on personal cleanliness than on practical godliness.

—Alistair Begg

  • 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.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 17)

    A La Carte: Think you’re immune to adultery? / One of the most hopeful reminders about sanctification / What do we do with dreams and visions? / Have you ever asked your church elders to visit and pray for you? / The neurodivergent believer / Preaching advice for busy pastors / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Open the Bible)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Open the Bible. They encourage you to enter to win a series of books from Open the Bible and Pastor Colin Smith! Included in the giveaway are: For All Who Grieve by Pastor Colin Smith. Written with compassion and understanding, yet honestly facing the difficult questions that…

  • Moral Vision

    From Washington & Jefferson to Trump & Biden

    The United States has produced more than its fair share of fascinating figures. Over the course of its storied history, it has produced a host of figures who have shaped the nation, the continent, and the world. Many of these have been its presidents and politicians, though others have been its inventors, its business leaders,…