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A La Carte (August 3)

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Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert – Be sure to grab this month’s free book from Christian Audio: Rosaria Butterfield’s Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert.

The Briefing is Back – Dr. Mohler’s The Briefing makes its return today after a month off. I missed it, and am glad to see its return.

When To Stop Having Children – Deepak Reju offers 15 wisdom principles on when to stop having children.

The Timmy Brothers – The Timmy Brothers and their artisanal water–this video is a near-perfect parody of all the videos out there pitching artisanal products.

Evidence for the Historical Jesus – Here’s a free, updated PDF of Gary Habermas’ book Evidence for the Historical Jesus.

Satan and Sodomy – John Piper: “The supernatural monster who orchestrates the kidnapping, enslaving, and thousand-fold drugging, selling, raping, and killing of girls around the globe, is the same one who has masterminded the murderous cultural delusion — from the highest court to the lowest porn-flick — that the practice of sodomy is delightful, not deadly.” (On a related note but by a different author, you may want to read The Darker, Dangerous Side of Homosexuality.)

While You’re Waiting on God – What do you do while you’re waiting on God? This article offers some biblical answers.

The Gospel in India – The Gospel Coalition continues their look at Christian advance around the world by speaking to a few pastors in India. This is a helpful series.

Machen

It is usually considered good practice to examine a thing for one’s self before echoing the vulgar ridicule of it.

—J. Gresham Machen

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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 La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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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?…