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A La Carte (July 6)

21 Thoughts on Preaching

Jared Wilson: “In no particular order, here are some reflections, musings, and bits of advice on the noble task of preaching the Word of God.”

Assisted Suicide: A Quadriplegic’s Perspective

Joni Eareckson Tada: “Culture is so easily influenced by the entertainment industry. This is why I am sounding an alarm about a very dangerous message in a film released this summer. The movie? Me Before You.”

A Pastor’s Take on Short Term Mission Teams

This all seems very reasonable and consistent with what I’ve heard missionaries tell me.

Thank God for Spiritual Grandfathers

Benjamin Vrbicek tells off a humorous blog post I wrote to make a serious point.

Calvinism and the Christian Life

Ligonier Ministries is marking John Calvin’s upcoming birthday by offering a free download of Calvinism and the Christian Life, a new 6-part teaching series by Ian Hamilton.

This Day in 1415. 601 years ago today, Jan Hus, Bohemian preacher and forerunner of Protestantism, was burned as a heretic in Constance, Germany. *

It Can Wait

“Patience is a virtue with which we should be familiar. It is a fruit of the Spirit and a character trait we often want others to display toward us. But have Christians so adopted the cultural demand for now that we are no longer seeking to live out the characteristic of a Spirit-filled life?”

The Day Sweden Switched Driving Directions

This is a fun little video that tells about the day Sweden changed from driving on the left to driving on the right.

Flashback: Controversy or Complacency

Here are two errors Christians can fall into: Controversy or complacency.

Sproul

A profession of faith doesn’t justify anybody. It’s the possession of faith that justifies.

—R.C. Sproul

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 13)

    A La Carte: Folly has a strategic plan to get you / The power of a health warning / Sex is not a solution to marital tension / What do you do when your suffering is your fault? / We can’t think or live Christianly / Good news for African girls / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TMAI)

    This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Master’s Academy International (TMAI). They are giving away the 42-volume Essential MacArthur Library set. The Master’s Academy International (TMAI) is a worldwide network of pastoral training centers that equip indigenous church leaders to preach the word and shepherd their people. They have 19 Training Centers around…

  • The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    Quite a long time has passed since we witnessed the unexpected rise of a new kind of Calvinism. Few had anticipated that in the twenty-first century, so many millions of people spanning a host of nations and traditions would find themselves affirming such old and controversial doctrines. Yet many did so because they were wary…

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    A La Carte (July 12)

    A La Carte: John Piper on repetitive worship songs / Jen Wilkin says not to fear the marks in Revelation / Carl Trueman’s hope beyond politics in Europe / Bruce Ware on angels and free will / Samuel Davies’ tragic children / Book deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 11)

    A La Carte: The Disney princess whose heart isn’t worth following / Words of mercy and grace when we disagree / Ten reasons why the Bible is the greatest of great books / Why balance is bad for pastors / The earliest record of Jesus’s childhood / and more.

  • Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    When visiting a far-off church, I met a man who, with sadness, told me about his father’s final sermon. A lifelong pastor and preacher, his father had withdrawn from full-time ministry several years prior, but still preached from time to time. On this Sunday he took to the pulpit, read his text, and gave his…