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A La Carte (July 30)

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Uprising (Video)

Here’s a stunning video of flowers and insects and other beautiful creations.

Your Prosperity Is Too Small

Costi Hinn: “There is not a more blinding, arrogant, and myopically presumptuous belief system than the “prosperity gospel.” While it promises a long list of earthly treasures to those who will succumb to its lusts, it leaves its victims spiritually bankrupt.”

Lord, Spare Me from Success

Like this author, I believe the Lord has shown his kindness to me in withholding from me all kinds of the things I wanted. “I thanked God for sparing me from my dreams of greatness. In my mediocrity, he protected me. In allowing me to fail, he fathered me. In keeping me from success, he kept me for himself.”

Law or Love?

“Law or love? Let’s not fall prey to the notion that only one of these two is the correct starting place when Christians speak with unbelieving friends.”

Termite Architecture (Video)

BBC recently surfaced this old but amazing clip featuring David Attenborough and a lot of termites. What amazing little creatures they are!

What Does it Mean to Abide in Christ?

Is there anyone you’d rather have answer this than Sinclair Ferguson? Not likely!

The World’s Most Infectious Killer (Video)

What makes TB such a dangerous disease? This little video explains.

Flashback: Why We Love the Amish

They don’t allow external pressure to shape their deepest beliefs. With the modern world pressing in around them, they don’t only survive, but thrive.

That inner chamber, that solitary place, is Jesus’ schoolroom.

—Andrew Murray

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…