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A La Carte (February 21)


I’m off to Denver today to speak several times over the weekend at Littleton Bible Chapel. I look forward to meeting some of you there!

Today’s Kindle deals include Reading Timothy and Titus with John Stott which I used for devotions last year (coupled with the ESV Scripture Journal) and thoroughly enjoyed.

Logos users may want to take a look at some deals from Thomas Nelson that include quite a number of reference works and books by John MacArthur.

To Redeem ‘Cancel Culture’, There Must Be Room for Redemption

It’s probably only Canadians over a certain age who recognize the name Preston Manning, but I think most of you will appreciate his critique of cancel culture. “Its apparent failure to provide any concrete means whereby those judged guilty of violating its moral code can be ‘redeemed’ and restored back into the community?”

The 100 Most-Spoken Languages in the World

This is quite an interesting infographic that displays the 100 most-spoken languages in the world. And like any good infographic, it shows other information as well.

Free Ebook: The Keys to Spiritual Growth by John MacArthur

In The Keys to Spiritual Growth, John MacArthur explores a range of biblical passages to reveal the riches of God in Jesus Christ, riches that will help us continue to grow in faith and spirit. (Sponsored Link)

Overview of Critical Race Theory & Intersectionality

Eric Davis has put together a very helpful overview of Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality, terms I’m sure you’ve heard a lot over the past few years.

The CCM Backbeat: Lyrics That Were Not Afraid

I’m always interested in reminiscing about early contemporary Christian music. The same is true of Doug Eaton who says, “I owe a great debt to the Christian artists of the past. They were the soundtrack for my growth in Christ. They challenged me when I was complacent, and comforted me with the gospel when I fell short. I am no expert on the topic of Christian music, but I do enjoy talking about it.”

How Do Blood Transfusions Work? (Video)

I really enjoy these little videos from TED-Ed. This one provides a brief history of blood transfusions and tells how they work.

75 Icebreaker Questions for Church Small Groups

This is probably one to bookmark and pull up when you need it.

If No One Seeks for God, Why Are Believers Called to Seek God? (Video)

Who better to resolve this tension than R.C. Sproul?

Flashback: Which Country Sends the [Second] Most Missionaries?

It is true that South Korea has endured a lot of tragedies, but for Christians the story of the church in South Korea is one of God’s faithfulness through the many missionaries who have sacrificed so much and many Christians who remained faithful in the midst of much suffering and pain.

Affliction promotes holiness: The more the diamond is cut, the more it sparkles.

—Thomas Watson

  • 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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    A La Carte (February 21)

    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?…