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A La Carte (March 28)

10 Common Ways Churches Get Off Mission

Jared Wilson: “The Lord has called his people to be on gospel mission for the sake of his glory. Most churchfolk will readily acknowledge this, and yet many churches have drifted away — often subtly — from thinking of themselves as missionaries in their respective communities and beyond. Here are some common ways churches engage in ‘mission drift.’”

On Disney, Dreams, and the Dream to Come

I can identify with this report on a visit to Disney World. “You see, Disney was very magical. And also very not. My husband and I spent most of the time parenting our way through it. We went to Disney World and my sin came out. Big time.”

Three Biblical Practices for Prayer

“Jesus was in the habit of praying. And if it was important to him, it’s important to us. Though we can find many lessons throughout the Bible on how to pray, here are just three elements of prayer that we can put into practice now.”

Suicide Bomber Kills 65

You may have heard about a suicide bomber devastating a Christian gathering in Pakistan. Christianity Today reports.

Beware of Quicksand

This is a good reflection on one of those little moments of danger in life and marriage.

This Day in 1937. 79 years ago today, a nervous Billy Graham preached his first sermon. *

How Do the Sacraments Help Us?

R.C. Sproul explains how the sacraments help us.

The Unappreciated Blessing of Busyness

Is busyness always a bad thing? Not necessarily, depending how you define it.


Spiritual authority depends more on care given than on power wielded.

—Daniel Doriani

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