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A La Carte (July 1)


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16 Leadership Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

I don’t usually go for the “16 lessons” kind of articles, but this one actually has lots of good tidbits in it.

The Unforgivable Sin

I also don’t usually go for Twitter threads, but make exceptions for Tom Schreiner. In this one he explains his view of the unforgivable sin.

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Obituaries for the Recently Canceled

This is really clever (if you understand “canceling” as what happens when someone unleashes a social media storm on themselves). Consider these obituaries for people who transgressed social media mores.

Did Jesus Walk Through Walls?

“Jesus accused the Pharisees of holding to traditions which had been added to the Word of God. We may accuse those outside our tribe of doing the same today. But could there be extra-biblical traditions to which we hold steadfastly within our own circles? Oral traditions repeated often enough to now appear nearly self-evident? I propose one such tradition is the notion that Jesus walked through a wall.” But it’s certainly the most straightforward reading of the text, isn’t it?

How Can We Have Assurance and Also Believe We Could Fall?

Can we hold to both of those things? Should we?

Devotion to Mary in the Early Church?

When and why did it become a thing for people to give devotion to Mary? Robert Godfrey answers.

How 1969 Changed America: The Stonewall Riots

Joe Carter: “A mafia-owned bar where homeless teens were plied with drinks and taken advantage of by predatory men and made famous for violent attacks and attempted murder of police may seem to be an unlikely location for a U.S. National Monument.”

Flashback: You Don’t Really Know Who Your Friends Are Until…

Jesus will only ever be who he is and who he has always been. And each of us has a choice to make.

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.

—Martin Luther

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

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    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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