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A La Carte (January 8)

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Interview with Douglas J. Moo – I enjoyed this interview with Douglas Moo, Chair of the Committee on Bible Translation for the NIV. While I will not be switching to the NIV, I do appreciate many of the points he makes.

How to Write Good – Tony Payne offers some sound counsel.

Advancing the Gospel on the Front LineTabletalk’s interview this month is with Tim Keesee. He talks about the advance of the gospel in areas supposedly closed to it.

Announcements in Worship Services – Thom Rainer has a series of interesting observations about announcements in worship services.

Are You Willing to Doubt Your Doubts? – In the Bible doubt can be either vice or virtue. J.D. Greear explains the difference.

Intergenerational Friendships – Yes! Here’s why the church needs intergenerational friendships.


The aim is never to become a master of the Word, but to be mastered by it.

—D.A. Carson

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