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A La Carte (August 17)

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Why Gay Marriage Can’t Be Christian Marriage

Ben Witherington shows from the Bible why gay marriage can never be Christian marriage. “At the end of the day either we realize that gender matters, and gender difference is essential to a real Christian marriage, or we totally change the definition of what counts as marriage, what counts as husband and wife, what counts as mother and father Biblically speaking.”

Don’t Give Up

Tim Chester provides some helpful guidance for battling that sin you’re struggling with.

Sexual Orientation is Fluid?

Gene Veith points to a growing trend in the wider world: Claiming that sexual orientation is fluid. “Instead of the view that homosexuality is a fixed, permanent, non-alterable state, the word now, including among gays, is that sexual preference is ‘fluid’ and exists along a continuum.”

Wasps vs Bees

You know you’ve wondered at one time or another: What’s the difference between a wasp and a bee?

Today in 1761: William Carey was born. He would become that generation’s most influential voice on Christian mission and usher in the age of Christian missions. In 1793 he set sail to India where he would give 41 years of his life to translating the Bible and sharing the gospel. *

Los Angeles

You can experience some of the best and most interesting bits of Los Angeles with this impressive video.

Warren Harding

Warren Harding just can’t stay out of the news. But this historian says “If we weren’t so obsessed with Warren G. Harding’s sex life, we’d realize he was a pretty good president.”


Perfect holiness is the aim of the saints on earth, and it is the reward of the saints in Heaven.

—Joseph Caryl

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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.

  • 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…