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A La Carte (March 22)

The Bible Returns to Cuba

This is exciting to hear! “For the first time since diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba were restored, one of the world’s largest private Bible collections was made available to all Cuban people – free and open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – on display from February 6 – March 13.”

20 Questions You Never Thought to Ask about the Gospels

Though the questions are actually an advertisement for a course, they are great questions.

A Gentle Political Recalibration

Erik Raymond: “Without minimizing the importance of the election or impugning anyone who is a political junkie, I want to offer a gentle reminder for Christians who might be getting a little too wrapped up in the election. Call it a gentle calibration.”

The Christian Life Isn’t Meant to Be Effortless

Donald Whitney explains how and why God “calls us to live the Christian life with the full—though God-centered—use of our minds and judgment and everything else that is a part of our humanity.”

Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit

This is a good bit of writing: “In the storyline of the Bible, this question pierces to the heart. Will you trust God? In some ways, this question is the very essence of true discipleship. Jesus calls each of us to turn from our former lives of death and sin and turn to a life of following him. That is predicated on this very question: do you trust God?”

This Day in 1758. 258 years ago today, pastor and scholar Jonathan Edwards died in New Jersey. *

Was the New Testament Written Early?

“Atheists and skeptics usually try to discredit the New Testament by indicating that it was written hundreds after the events. Is there evidence for this claim?” Frank Turek answers.

Tullian Tchividjian Confesses Second Affair

This ugly news broke yesterday: “This weekend, Tullian Tchividjian’s past two churches confirmed rumors that the Florida pastor had another affair prior to the one that prompted his resignation last summer.”

Lawson

Depth in the word produces height in worship, length in ministry, and breadth in outreach.

—Steven Lawson

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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.

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    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.