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A La Carte (March 4)

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Alistair Begg on Trump

Alistair Begg: “Last week, Susan and I attended a Republican presidential debate. The moderator had his hands full attempting to maintain some semblance of order as the five presidential hopefuls re-enacted a playground brawl…”

An Analysis of Celebrate Recovery

The Cripplegate has a two-part analysis of the popular Celebrate Recovery program. “CR contains two major problems: (1) Though claiming to be biblically based, its teachings are often constructed from a misuse of Scripture and an erroneous hermeneutic. (2) Though claiming to be Christian based, its theology often clashes with sound Christian theology.”

Books for Children

Westminster Books is offering good deals on books for children.

5 Ways Todoist Changed My Life

This was so good to read. Jason Dollar read Do More Better, then began organizing his life using Todoist. In this article he talks about how it has changed everything.

Should Christians Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils?

Russell Moore answers the question. “For years, I have urged Christians to take seriously their obligations as citizens, starting with exercising the right to vote. In the public square and at the ballot box, we must be more engaged, not less. But what happens in a race where Christians are faced with two morally problematic choices?”

The Magic of 30-Minute Meetings

You may be able to glean one or two productivity tips from this article.

Notable Authors. If you’ve never checked out any books by author Kevin DeYoung, I highly recommend you do so! I especially recommend What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? and Taking God At His Word.

The Gospel Theme™

The Babylon Bee is a new satire site that you may enjoy. They just ran one of my rare attempts at satire: Ease Your Conscience By Finding The Gospel Theme™ In Any Filthy Movie.

An Unlikely Missionary Candidate

Vance Christie: David Livingstone’s “early history as a would-be missionary suggests important lessons about persevering through discouragements in preparing for and pursuing the ministries we sense God is calling us to undertake.”

Edwards

There is no such virtue as temperance in spiritual feasting.

—Jonathan Edwards

  • 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.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 17)

    A La Carte: Think you’re immune to adultery? / One of the most hopeful reminders about sanctification / What do we do with dreams and visions? / Have you ever asked your church elders to visit and pray for you? / The neurodivergent believer / Preaching advice for busy pastors / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Open the Bible)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Open the Bible. They encourage you to enter to win a series of books from Open the Bible and Pastor Colin Smith! Included in the giveaway are: For All Who Grieve by Pastor Colin Smith. Written with compassion and understanding, yet honestly facing the difficult questions that…

  • Moral Vision

    From Washington & Jefferson to Trump & Biden

    The United States has produced more than its fair share of fascinating figures. Over the course of its storied history, it has produced a host of figures who have shaped the nation, the continent, and the world. Many of these have been its presidents and politicians, though others have been its inventors, its business leaders,…