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A La Carte (June 2)

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There are some interesting deals to look at in Logos’ monthly free and nearly-free collection.

Today’s Kindle deals include a number that are worth a look.

(Yesterday on the blog: 4 Guidelines for Dating Without Regrets)

Lessons From Mainline Decline

Kevin DeYoung shares some observations from the decline of mainstream churches.

Let Nature Do Its Job

I appreciate this call to get outside this summer to ensure we’re letting nature do its job.

Help! I’m terrified of evangelism!

“Many Christians are terrified of evangelism. It is the kind of thing we know we should be doing but we don’t get around to, like flossing or exercise. It is easy to come up with all kinds of excuses not to tell other people about Jesus.” Here are simple tips meant to help you get going.

4 Questions about the Lord’s Supper

What’s the Lord’s Supper all about? This article is a refresher of sorts.

How I Would Explain a Christian View of Transgenderism to a Non-Christian

Samuel James explains how he’d attempt to explain a Christian view of transgenderism to someone who is not a Christian.

Dress-Up Servants

This is a neat illustration and reminder that Jesus truly came and dwelt among us.

Flashback: On Caring for the Property of Others

Sin obscures the truth, it blinds us to our own flaws, it persuades us that vice is virtue and virtue vice.

Set not your heart upon the world, since God hath not made it your portion.

—Samuel Rutherford

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    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…