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A La Carte (January 18)


Westminster Books has a deal on what they are calling their group study book of the year.

Today’s Kindle deals once again include some excellent books.

Ethnic Harmony Is a Certainty: Three Good Resolves for the Church

“As a pastor in Minneapolis for more than two decades, I have found that one of the most helpful biblical teachings regarding ethnic harmony in the church is that Christ has already secured it.” That is so important to understand and remember.

Communication Lanes

There is some helpful counsel here on communicating well (and not communicating poorly) in this digital world.

Announcing TGC23’s Microevent Partners

For the first time, The Gospel Coalition will be hosting a “conference of conferences”. In addition to mainstage keynote talks, featuring worship led by Sydney, Australia’s CityAlight, TGC23 registrants will choose from a variety of topical microevents on matters pertaining to ministry and all areas of Christian life. Find out more about what John Piper, David Platt, Andrew Wilson, and many other speakers will share with us this September 25—27 as we explore the theme, Hope in the Wilderness: Encouragement for Pilgrims from the Book of Exodus

How Should I Dispose of a Bible?

I’m surprised how much people struggle with this!

Caregiving as a Calling and Ministry

This one will be encouraging to those called to caregiving.

Remembering Rev. Eric Alexander

“We learned this past weekend that Eric Alexander has gone to be with Christ. It was early Sunday morning when I received a text from a friend with this news. My first response was to get on my knees and thank the Lord for Eric. What a dear man. It is his blessing to be received to glory and our blessing to have known him.”

How Does Temptation Work?

Paul traces the four steps that temptation follows.

Flashback: On Doing Ordinary Things

Beneath and behind and inside those ordinary sermons is the extraordinary God who specializes in displaying his power through my weakness, my ordinariness.

In obedience to their King, Jesus, Christians are to build among themselves a genuine counter-culture, in which the values of the kingdom of God rather than the values of this world are lived out.

—Douglas Moo

  • 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?…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 17)

    A La Carte: Think you’re immune to adultery? / One of the most hopeful reminders about sanctification / What do we do with dreams and visions? / Have you ever asked your church elders to visit and pray for you? / The neurodivergent believer / Preaching advice for busy pastors / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Open the Bible)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Open the Bible. They encourage you to enter to win a series of books from Open the Bible and Pastor Colin Smith! Included in the giveaway are: For All Who Grieve by Pastor Colin Smith. Written with compassion and understanding, yet honestly facing the difficult questions that…

  • Moral Vision

    From Washington & Jefferson to Trump & Biden

    The United States has produced more than its fair share of fascinating figures. Over the course of its storied history, it has produced a host of figures who have shaped the nation, the continent, and the world. Many of these have been its presidents and politicians, though others have been its inventors, its business leaders,…