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A La Carte (January 31)

monday

Good morning! Grace and peace to you.

(Yesterday on the blog: God Is At Work, Even When All Seems Still)

Good fear, bad fear

Andrée Seu Peterson considers various kinds of fear, both good and bad.

Pronouns for God

“One of my regular complaints is that Western theologians behave as though they are the ones who determine what is and what is not correct for the rest of the world.” In this article, Eddie looks at some discussions of pronouns and shows that we may be too hasty in the way we speak about them. After all, not all languages work like English.

Zwingli: God’s Armed Prophet

I really enjoyed this interview with Bruce Gordon as he discusses Huldrych Zwingli.

Leadership in Civil War, Treason, Hypocrisy, and the Burden of History

Similarly, I really enjoyed this discussion between Al Mohler and Allen Guelzo as they discuss Robert E. Lee. The best part may come right at the very end.

Cannabis is in the Bible: Debunking an Interpretative Myth

“‘The Bible includes cannabis as part of the worship of Yahweh!’ Marijuana advocates often repeat this claim in an effort to gain leverage for the moral permissibility of smoking pot. The claim is so strange and peculiar, pastors, church leaders, and parents can be caught off guard and find themselves ill-prepared to answer this bit of cannabis urban legend. Does the Bible mention cannabis as part of worshipping the LORD?”

10 Passages to Read with Someone Who Is Near Death

This is one that is probably worthy of a bookmark since, sooner or later, you’ll likely have opportunity.

God’s house is a hive for workers, not a nest for drones.

—Charles Spurgeon

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  • Managing Kingdom Causes with Sound Business Principles 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Redeemer University. The word “management” conjures up images of executives leading large corporations with the goal of generating wealth for shareholders. Think of “sustainability” and the lens widens to benefiting other stakeholders like customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. Now, broaden your view even wider. Pan out–way out!…

  • Comparative Suffering

    Comparative Suffering

    It is something you tend to hear a lot when you have endured a time of significant sorrow or suffering: “I know it’s nothing compared to yours, but…” We have a natural tendency to compare—to compare our experiences to another person’s and to rank or rate them accordingly. The person who has suffered the loss…

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  • A Deadly Foe of Spiritual Growth

    A Deadly Foe of Spiritual Growth

    As we live out the Christian life and cooperate with the Holy Spirit through the precious means of grace, we face a number of foes, a number of enemies that mean to derail us from our pursuit of God. Of all those enemies, none may be more prevalent and none more deadly than complacency.

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    Weekend A La Carte (May 25)

    A La Carte: Don’t regret your past—redeem it / Parents, are you raising angry partisans? / You’re gonna lose everything / My husband and I keep fighting over the same thing / What are the “all things” I can do in Christ? / How are we handling generational differences? / Kindle deals / and more.