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A La Carte (December 2)

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Should You Preach from a Full Manuscript?

Michael Kruger, president of RTS Charlotte, provides a helpful answer. He distinguishes between writing a manuscript and then reading from it.

Nurturing Theologically Rich Women’s Initiatives

Aimee Byrd puts out the call for theologically rich women’s initiatives and also recommends some resources.

You Just Need to Obey

Steve Lawson: “Far from being optional, grace-fueled obedience is absolutely necessary for Christlikeness. Is there any need to pray about whether or not to obey God’s Word? You just need to obey.”

The Book of Deuteronomy

The Bible Project continues with their series of videos on each book of the Bible.

Calm a Crying Baby

I sure wish I had known about this back when we had babies! Maybe he’s got a similar technique for emotional teenagers.

This Day in 1837. 178 years ago today, Dr. Joseph Bell, British physician, was born. He was the prototype of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective Sherlock Holmes. *

The CEO Paying Everyone $70,000 Salaries Has Something to Hide

This is an interesting update on a man who was much in the news this year.

Creation Chronology in 1 Corinthians 11

I appreciate Jim Witteveen’s work in this article. “It has been argued that the Genesis account of creation was not meant to be a chronological account of God’s work of creating the universe.” He takes issue with this.

The Harmony of Fall

This video displays some of the beauty of the most beautiful season of the year.


Spiritual awakenings today are not televised, stadium-housed events.

—Tim Keesee

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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  • Like an iPhone

    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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