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A La Carte (June 30)

It’s an excellent day for Kindle deals, so be sure to check the big list.

Burnout and Stress

There are some good resources here related to burnout and stress. They’re especially helpful for pastors.

Don’t Copy Spurgeon’s Schedule

Speaking of burnout and stress, this article describes Spurgeon’s incredible weekly schedule, while this article explains why you shouldn’t try to copy it.

The 100th Anniversary

Everyone’s talking about the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, but there are also some important 100th anniversaries this year as well.

Toxicity (Video)

This video compares the toxicity of different substances. Turns out there are some incredibly deadly toxins out there.

The Extra Ministry Mile

Nick Batzig tells of pastors who “treat ministry like a 9 to 5 job—clocking in and clocking out without being willing to give an extra minute to the needs of the congregants. If their lives were broadcast on a movie screen, no one would be tempted to say that they had given themselves, in a self-sacrificial sense, to Gospel ministry.”

Idolatry, Demons, and Ecumenism

Cripplegate has another good article on ecumenism. “Again, this is always done in the name of seizing influence, which, it is always assumed, is absolutely necessary for successful evangelism and for revival. It’s a fundamentally man-centered concept of salvation, because it supposes that unbelievers will be more likely to convert to Christianity if they see how popular, influential, and culturally relevant it is.”

On the Road with Augustine

This looks like a neat project. “Don’t be fooled by the distance of time and place: Augustine is our contemporary. I’ve sometimes said that Augustine was a Manhattanite 1,500 years before Manhattan existed.”

Flashback: Television’s Rape Epidemic

I have observed and something that has spelled the end of my interest in more than a few shows: Rape is in.

Most people who are angry with God are angry with him for being God.

—Paul David Tripp

  • 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…

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    A La Carte (June 18)

    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.