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A La Carte (January 25)

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Grace and peace be with you as you live out another week for God’s glory.

There’s a good little selection of Kindle deals to browse through today.

Love Bade Him Welcome

I love to read stories of how God works to call his people to himself.

10 Sermons to Eliminate

Preachers, here are 10 sermons—or kinds of sermon—you should eliminate from your repertoire.

Everything Is Broken

I saw this article recommended far and wide before finally reading it. It’s quite a good read, though unfortunately marred by a couple of flippant uses of the Lord’s name. Still, it provides lots to think about.

The Reason Darwin Left the Faith (And How We Can Learn Through His Pain)

“Charles Darwin began his journey, according to his testimony, as a Christian. In fact, there was the possibility of him going into ministry before his ride on the Beagle. However, there were some things that changed his mind…”

An Old Cure for an Old Illness

My pal Eleazar Maduka has written a good and helpful article here about an old cure for an age-old illness.

How to Speak During Coronavirus (Video)

You might enjoy this clever and humorous video that pokes some good-natured fun at the constantly-changing COVID regulations.

The Death of Spontaneity

Speaking of COVID, it may not be responsible for the death of spontaneity, but I expect it’s at least responsible for hastening its demise.

Flashback: When the Mormons Come Calling

I will listen to them. Then I will tell them the gospel and explain why this gospel is such good news—far better news than what they are offering.

It is not enough for the preacher to declare to all men that God loves them—the preacher must love them too if he would make them believe in the divine love for them.

—J.R. Miller

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  • Free Stuff Fridays (TMAI)

    This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Master’s Academy International (TMAI). They are giving away the 42-volume Essential MacArthur Library set. The Master’s Academy International (TMAI) is a worldwide network of pastoral training centers that equip indigenous church leaders to preach the word and shepherd their people. They have 19 Training Centers around…

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    Quite a long time has passed since we witnessed the unexpected rise of a new kind of Calvinism. Few had anticipated that in the twenty-first century, so many millions of people spanning a host of nations and traditions would find themselves affirming such old and controversial doctrines. Yet many did so because they were wary…

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    A La Carte: John Piper on repetitive worship songs / Jen Wilkin says not to fear the marks in Revelation / Carl Trueman’s hope beyond politics in Europe / Bruce Ware on angels and free will / Samuel Davies’ tragic children / Book deals / and more.

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    Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    When visiting a far-off church, I met a man who, with sadness, told me about his father’s final sermon. A lifelong pastor and preacher, his father had withdrawn from full-time ministry several years prior, but still preached from time to time. On this Sunday he took to the pulpit, read his text, and gave his…