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A La Carte (January 2)

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Life-Changing Tech – Here’s the technology that may just change your life in 2015. Or it may fizzle–time will tell.

Aim for Godliness and Glory – Christina Fox has a word about new year’s resolutions.

Discounted Gym Memberships – This is why you should probably avoid those discounted gym memberships. Here’s a great stat: “67% of gym members never even access the gym.”

Heart-Oriented Application – Peter Krol suggests ways you can encourage heart-oriented application when reading the Bible.

Buzz-Fueled Media Startups – There’s lots to think about here. “That little vibration in your pocket could mean that we are bombing Iraq again or that a massive typhoon is headed for the Gulf of Thailand or that your father has tagged a photo of you on Facebook…”

Australia’s Lost Ship – This article from the BBC recounts the search for Australia’s lost hospital ship.

Grace is not simply leniency when we have sinned. Grace is the enabling gift of God not to sin. Grace is power, not just pardon.

—John Piper

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  • Leadership

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    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    Do You Envy the Wicked?

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