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A La Carte (June 14)

Today’s Kindle deals include a whole collection by John MacArthur as well as an excellent, reader-friendly introduction to the Reformation.

Logos users will want to check out the excellent Reformed Expository Commentaries at 30% off.

I’m looking forward to speaking in the Philippines next year. In the meantime, Steve Lawson will be there next week. Details are here.

Worship Leading in Real Life

“The airbrushed images of worship leading that we see presented to us can warp our expectations of what we will experience in our own local-church contexts, and lead us to think that we’d have it easier somewhere else.”

Earnestly Contending for the Statistics

I enjoyed this cheeky article from Summer White. She makes a valuable point in it.

TGC Canada

The website for The Gospel Coalition Canada has just launched. Be sure to check it out and subscribe!

A Cuttlefish Disguise (Video)

You probably know that cuttlefish can change their appearance. But now we learn they can also change their behavior to mimic other creatures.

Sorry, Old Testament

Christianity Today reports on a new study, then gets expert opinions on it. “Only 9 of the top 100 most-cited Bible passages in systematic theology come from the Old Testament—with Genesis accounting for 8 of them. (Isaiah is the ninth).”

Twenty Relics of Church Past

Here’s a little look at 20 things churches had or did 10 years ago that they don’t today.

The Great Exchanges of Romans

Sinclair Ferguson shares the good news of Romans.

Flashback: How Should Christians Fast?

Daniel Hyde addresses the practice of fasting with these 6 guidelines.

While it’s simplistic to say that worship is love, it’s a fact that what we love most will determine what we genuinely worship.

—Bob Kauflin

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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…