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A La Carte (July 23)

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Heaven Is a Place for Sale – This article traces a bit of the pre-history of the heaven tourism genre.

Forward from Conversion – Ed Stetzer: “It’s a really bad idea to give birth to a baby and leave them on their own. We call that abandonment. People go to jail for that—and rightfully so. But I think sometimes we do that in church.”

Lighting at 2000 FPS – This is an amazing video that shows lighting at 2000 frames per second.

The Pastor’s Personal Holiness – Nothing is more essential to a pastor’s calling or the ministry he extends to others than his own personal holiness.

New York Times Bestseller – We all know it’s an honor to be a New York Times bestseller. This article explains what that actually means.

After Miscarriage – Jessalyn Hutto has written a helpful book on miscarriage. Over the next couple of weeks she will taking and answering questions through her blog.

Smethurst

The world: Your biggest problem is without. The solution is within. The Bible: Your biggest problem is within. The solution is without.

—Matt Smethurst

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    A La Carte (July 23)

    A La Carte: Connection and commitment / When your mind gets stuck / Prayer postures in the Bible / Fading with age / Does God care about how I work? / 7 essential things to know about God’s holiness / and more.

  • Evangelize 2024: Growing a Church That Proclaims The Gospel

    This week the blog is sponsored by Matthias Media. Does your evangelistic passion match the New Testament call to proclaim Christ’s name to all people? God calls on us to partner with him in “hastening the coming of the day of God” (2 Pet 3:12) by laboring to make people ready for that day, having…

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    A La Carte (July 22)

    A La Carte: No facts or evidence required / Unity is not the same as total agreement / Christians and magic / Beware of local cults / In the school of contentment / Books by Jen Wilkin / and more.

  • The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Bible has life and the Bible brings life because it has been spoken by God. The Bible’s life, its voice, its feet, and hands are the life, voice, feet, and hands of God extended toward his people. For that reason among others it is always worthy of our time, our attention, and our dedication.

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 20)

    A La Carte: The wedding of the century / Why grieving people need a theology of giving / God desires your happiness / Sincere love and hospitality in the church / Real life is a better teacher than social media / and more.