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A La Carte (July 5)

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From Lesbianism to Follower of Christ

David Qaoud interviews Emily Thomes about her story of coming to Christ.

We’re Not Independent

Paul Tripp: “One of the sad results of sin is that it causes all of us, at some time and in some way, to buy into the delusion of independence. Independence is what the serpent sold Adam and Eve, and it’s the false reward that the enemy continues to wave in front of each one of us.”

The Skeptic’s Guide to C.S. Lewis

Dan DeWitt: “Since I teach a class on Lewis I often get the question, ‘What Lewis book(s) should I recommend to my atheist friend?’. It’s a really good question, particularly since some Christians have described C.S.L. as making it possible for them to be an intellectually fulfilled believer.”

Sweet Comforter

You may enjoy Sweet Comforter, a new album from St. Andrew’s Hymns.

The Sexual Revolution and the Witness of the Church

Al Mohler says, “In the face of the sexual revolution, the Christian church in the West now faces a set of moral challenges that exceeds anything it has experienced in the past. This is a revolution of ideas—one that is transforming the entire moral structure of meaning and life.”

This Day in 1865. 151 years ago today, William Booth founded The Christian Mission to work among London’s poor and unchurched. Later, he changed the mission’s name to the Salvation Army. *

Have I Ever Talked to an Angel Without Knowing It?

George Guthrie: “While the passage does refer to angels, the author wasn’t really interested in believers logging close encounters with heavenly messengers, as a closer look at the context reveals.”

Flashback: 8 Ways Satan Convinces You To Question Your Salvation

Though Satan can never steal the Christian’s crown, though he can never snatch him away from the hand of the Father, he is so envious and malicious that he will leave no stone unturned in robbing the Christian of comfort and peace, in making their life miserable, in giving them reason to live in constant sorrow and mourning, doubt and questioning.

Ash

The best kinds of ministry are, more often than not, long term and low key.

—Christopher Ash

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • 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.