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A La Carte (February 20)

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Faithful Pastor, You’re Not Crazy – Ray Ortlund.: “A text message came in from a pastor friend. I’ve known him for decades. He is the kind of man for whom the adjective ‘saintly’ was invented. He pastored a thriving church for many years. Then someone on staff stabbed him in the back and rallied others to get him thrown out.”

Deep Discounts on Books – Westminster Books offers clearance and ultra-clearance books. There are some pretty good deals to be had!

Christian Leader in the Digital Age – Al Mohler: “If the leader is not leading in the digital world, his leadership is, by definition, limited to those who also ignore or neglect that world, and that population is shrinking every minute. The clock is ticking.”

Forgetting How to Read Your Bible – Daniel Doriani explains the danger in forgetting how to read your Bible. “Once again, I wonder: How could a man who studied and knew Scripture and taught it faithfully to others, brazenly violate its most basic principle of love and self-control? Even as I ask the question, I know I’m liable to self-destructive sin too.”

The High Cost of Multitasking – Multitasking is a bad idea. This infographic explains how and why.

The Age of Ageism – I appreciate the point Bryan Loritts is making here: “We are in an age of ageism where many of the young men I meet today in the church do not know how to relate to older men in ways that honor them and God all at once.”

Packer

There can be no greater glory for man than to glorify God.

—J.I. Packer

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TMAI)

    This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Master’s Academy International (TMAI). They are giving away the 42-volume Essential MacArthur Library set. The Master’s Academy International (TMAI) is a worldwide network of pastoral training centers that equip indigenous church leaders to preach the word and shepherd their people. They have 19 Training Centers around…

  • The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    Quite a long time has passed since we witnessed the unexpected rise of a new kind of Calvinism. Few had anticipated that in the twenty-first century, so many millions of people spanning a host of nations and traditions would find themselves affirming such old and controversial doctrines. Yet many did so because they were wary…

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    A La Carte (July 12)

    A La Carte: John Piper on repetitive worship songs / Jen Wilkin says not to fear the marks in Revelation / Carl Trueman’s hope beyond politics in Europe / Bruce Ware on angels and free will / Samuel Davies’ tragic children / Book deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 11)

    A La Carte: The Disney princess whose heart isn’t worth following / Words of mercy and grace when we disagree / Ten reasons why the Bible is the greatest of great books / Why balance is bad for pastors / The earliest record of Jesus’s childhood / and more.

  • Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    When visiting a far-off church, I met a man who, with sadness, told me about his father’s final sermon. A lifelong pastor and preacher, his father had withdrawn from full-time ministry several years prior, but still preached from time to time. On this Sunday he took to the pulpit, read his text, and gave his…

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    A La Carte (July 10)

    A La Carte: How the GOP became pro-choice / Forgive, and be forgiven / 10 non-cringy faith-based movies / The practice of arranged marriages / Do I share the gospel now? / How to show Mormon missionaries that the Bible contradicts their gospel / and more.