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A La Carte (July 15)


It’s Amazon’s Prime Day, which means they’ve got a selection of Kindle Books on sale, as well as Kindle devices. And, of course, lots of other stuff.

Also, you may be interested in knowing that Cruciform Press has released a new volume from Keri Folmar in her ongoing Bible study series. This one is on Titus. (See it at Cruciform or Amazon.)

Should Jesus Be the Point of Every OT Sermon?

I appreciate this handling of what’s kind of a tricky question.

Liberals’ Astonishingly Radical Shift On Gender

It is as astonishing as it is radical!

Pastor, Keep Preaching the Gospel

“Pastor, be encouraged, keep your head down, keep planting and watering by faithfully preaching the gospel of Jesus, and you can know God is working through it even when you don’t know.”

How Millennials Replaced Religion with Astrology and Crystals

“Growing up, Garza said she was never particularly religious — her parents were Christian but not devout when she was growing up — and as she’s advanced her spiritual practice, she said she feels even more disconnected from traditional organized religion.”

It’s Not About the Dragons

“Life lessons aren’t something to be sought after. They simply happen to find us.” Ain’t that the truth!

How Do We Limit Narcissistic Leadership Tendencies In the Church?

There are lots of good reflections here, including this: “If we allow things to centre on one man, we feed narcissism. The more we spread authority and power – functionally and relationally – we limit the possibility of narcissism being able to take hold.”

Why Archaeology Makes Faith Less ‘Blind’

“Though not everyone will have the chance to go on a dig, there are unique benefits (and I believe blessings) that come from studying biblical archaeology.”

Flashback: The Damning Devastation of a Single Coddled Sin

We must go hard after every sin and to pursue each one until it has been completely crushed, for even one sin left alone is enough to do terrible damage to our souls.

Behind every sin is a lie.

—Tim Chester

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Open the Bible)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Open the Bible. They encourage you to enter to win a series of books from Open the Bible and Pastor Colin Smith! Included in the giveaway are: For All Who Grieve by Pastor Colin Smith. Written with compassion and understanding, yet honestly facing the difficult questions that…

  • Moral Vision

    From Washington & Jefferson to Trump & Biden

    The United States has produced more than its fair share of fascinating figures. Over the course of its storied history, it has produced a host of figures who have shaped the nation, the continent, and the world. Many of these have been its presidents and politicians, though others have been its inventors, its business leaders,…

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    A La Carte (February 16)

    A La Carte: What does the Bible say about dealing with divisive people? / How local churches can bridge a widening gender divide / Never preach to one person / Five pictures of the church / Two ways, two ends / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 15)

    A La Carte: This is what courage looks like / An important ministry skill no one talks about / Why you can’t get to heaven through the Mormon faith / Questions a pastor doesn’t want to ask / Christian displays of affection / Help! I don’t enjoy the Old Testament / and more.

  • When Goodbye Is Forever

    When Goodbye Is Forever

    I didn’t know that I would be saying goodbye to my son for the last time. How could I have known? He was only 20 years old, still in the prime of life, still living in as safe a spot as any. There was no reason to assume, no reason to be concerned, no reason…

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    A La Carte (February 14)

    A La Carte: He knows the mysteries of the womb / Render unto Caesar challenges us all / You can’t reclaim the culture by having more kids / A gospel worthy of risk / God’s ordinary faithfulness / Bible animal trivia / and more.