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A La Carte (January 15)

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Good morning. I have had a wonderful time in Mexico City and have enjoyed meeting so many people. Today I head home, and just like that, all the travel for Worship Round the World is complete!

Today’s Kindle deals include a very long list of titles from a couple of different publishers.

(Yesterday on the blog: Because We Are Drawn)

We’re All Muzzled Oxen Now

This is a very thought-provoking article on pastoral salaries in a changing cultural context. It asks good questions about what churches should expect of pastors and vice versa. “The death of the single-income family is not simply an economic fact. It is a social one—and an enormous one at that, with some significant moral implications. Even if we can do little about it, its demise should not simply be shrugged at.”

Promises So Certain

You’ll enjoy reading this meditation on promises that are certain.

They Will Listen: Evangelistic Confidence in a Cynical Age

This article is meant to give you greater confidence in evangelism. Many Christians have tried to share their faith, it says, “and it just doesn’t seem to go anywhere. Again and again, they’ve sought to build relationships and share the gospel with others, only to bump up against apathy or antagonism. Soon, sharing their faith begins to seem like a waste of time.”

You Know Less Than You Think

In many ways, the beginning of knowledge is to admit how little you know.

My Wife Nags Me. What Can I Do? (Video)

This video from CCEF speaks to the husband who can’t seem to do anything right in his wife’s eyes.

Trying to Find the Basement

This missionary explains why it can be so hard to really understand a foreign culture. He also considers why Christianity seems not to take root and spread in some regions.

Flashback: A Theological Toolbox

…these two simple questions have directed me through so many theological storms and through so many major decisions.

Sin may open bright as the morning. It ends dark as the night!

—De Witt Talmage

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    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 Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

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