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A La Carte (January 22)


Grace and peace to you today, my friends.

The Cure for the Prophetic Pandemic

This blogger is extremely concerned about some recent failed prophecies. “I say that this is a prophetic reckoning because literally dozens of prophetic words surrounding this historical moment were recorded and made available to the masses for spiritual consumption. It was a prophetic pandemic, and it has sickened the church. There is no shortage of these proclamations, and none of them were correct. None.”

How Would Paul Use a Church Directory?

I’m not sure they had church directories in Paul’s day. But if they did, here’s how he might have used one.

AGTV: For the Whole Family

AGTV offers programming that is suitable for the whole family. At AGTV you have unlimited access to films and documentaries like American Gospel, Luther, Calvinist, Christianity Explored, and Epic. (Sponsored)

I Didn’t Come Here For the Other Foreigners

“‘I didn’t come here for the other foreigners.’ I’ve said it. I’ve felt it. I’ve heard it said by others. It’s the kind of statement a cross-cultural missionary can say with a deep inner sense of fiery rightness. Yes, we did ultimately come here for the lost locals, and not for the other missionaries. Or did we?”

Returning to God After a Time of Sin

There’s no good reason not to return to so good and gracious a God.

Why Church Members Should Read Church History

There are lots of ways to answer this question, but here’s at least one…

An Open Letter to a Distressed Sufferer

Those who are suffering right now will do well to read this open letter.

Flashback: 8 Ways to Grow in the Fear of God

…the individual who absorbs the most Scripture, spiritually assimilating it into his heart, life, and very being, is the one who will know most of the fear of God.

If a man teach uprightly and walk crookedly, more will fall down in the night of his life than he built in the day of his doctrine.

—John Owen

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.

  • A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    Every month I put together a roundup of new and notable books for grownup readers. But I also receive a lot of books for kids and like to put together the occasional roundup of these books as well. So today I bring you a whole big batch of new books for kids

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    A La Carte (June 13)

    A La Carte: Were the earliest Christians illiterate? / Our new religion isn’t enough / Why do evil and suffering exist? / The missing ingredient in too many marriages / Is Genesis literal or allegorical? / The death of fear / and more.

  • Tear Down Build Up

    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…