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A La Carte (July 17)

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Long-Term Fruitfulness or Short-Term Flashiness – Jamie Brown has something for you to consider if you are involved in leading music at your church.

The Pacific Crest Trail in Three Minutes – It’s not the best video you’ll ever see, but it’s still a stunning look at what you’ll encounter if you hike the Pacific Crest Trail.

The Grotesque Business of Planned Parenthood – “It’s hard to have an honest debate about abortion in this country, when the issue is so often shrouded in evasion and deception. That’s why we all owe a debt to Deborah Nucatola. She is willing to tell it the way it is.”

So Cute, So Creepy – Here’s some amazing photographs by a guy who loves to take pictures of caterpillars. Yes, caterpillars. And the photos are stunning.

Focus on Flow – Email really is amazing disruptive to your creative work. This article calls you to focus on flow rather than email.

Online Bible Resources – Nathan Busenitz provides a list of free, bookmark-worthy resources that will help with Bible study or sermon preparation.

The Day After a Bad Night – Here’s what to do the day after you’ve had a sleepless night.


Jesus had every reason to be proud yet he was humble, and we have every reason to be humble yet we’re proud.

—Burk Parsons

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.