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A La Carte (January 30)

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How To Keep Your “I Do” In The Present Tense – This is a powerful one. “Don Henley of Eagles fame once sang, ‘I had a good life, before you came.’ And so it was with me. I was single. I pastored the little white Church on the corner…” And then he met her.

A Catechism on the Heart – In this article from Tabletalk, Sinclair Ferguson provides a short catechism on the heart.

The Stealth Prosperity Gospel – Jared Wilson: “The real devil in the details of the prosperity-type teaching permeating so much of evangelicalism is not really that it skips over the stuff about sin. Sure, it does that too, but the pernicious paradox of this stuff is that it champions “’victorious Christian living’ yet does not equip believers for sustainable discipleship.”

The Priority that Isn’t – Tony Payne has a word for church leaders: “So which items are you going to prioritize? And which areas will (sadly but perhaps inevitably) have less effort put into them, and just potter along for another year?” He has a good suggestion.

Winter Storm Havoc – Here’s a photo gallery of that winter storm that swept through the American south. I’m grateful to the Christian family who kindly took in my sister and niece after they were stranded on the freeway for 12+ hours.

Your Grammys’ Church – Dr. Peter Jones reviews this year’s Grammy’s. Meanwhile, Tripp Lee has 5 Questions for Beyonce who was, I guess, the “star” of the show.


When we are weak, then are we strong. When most empty of self, we are most full of God.

—Charles Hodge

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