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A La Carte (March 4)

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Don’t Be the Team that Refuses to Shower – Here, from the mission field, comes part one of a look at the plusses and minuses of short-term missions. Here are some shocking examples of how not to do it!

Legalist! – Daniel Doriani explains four different ways we use the word “legalist.”

Governments that Criminalize Homosexuality – Russell Moore takes on this pressing question: What should Christians think of governments that criminalize homosexuality?

If the World Had 100 People – Here is a series of images that explain the world by reducing its population to 100 people.

Spiritual Schizophrenia – Paul Tripp: “I want to write today about something that I call Spiritual Schizophrenia. I can summarize it with a question: does the public persona of your faith live in harmony with the private realities of your life?” Uh oh.

Turning a New Page – The current issue of Tabletalk magazine has an interesting interview with Allan Fisher who has spent most of his life involved in publishing Christian books.

Watson

Our work is great, our time short, and our Master urgent.

—Thomas Watson

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

    A La Carte: Order, preparation, and the Spirit’s leading / Desecration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Why did God stigmatize the disabled? / Who would I be if I was happy? / 7 parenting errors that can influence adult children to leave the faith / and more.

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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.

  • Like an iPhone

    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.