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A La Carte (March 7)

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(Yesterday on the blog: EPIC Australia/New Zealand: EPIC Vlog 03)

Something BIG Is Coming

Yup, something big is coming. Watch this very short video to found out what and when! (Then visit this page for more.)

A Tale of Two Williams

I love this one. “Both Wheaton College Grads. Both lived into their 90’s. Both in full time ministry. Both powerful preachers of God’s Word, and yet with very different visible results. One with the Lord now the other still preaching and writing.”

Shepherd’s Conference

The Shepherd’s Conference begins today. If you are not able to be there, you can watch it all via livestream.

What Americans Don’t Get about Justin Trudeau

This is a very insightful look at Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau (that includes one blasphemous word in dialogue). “Like everything else in his fortunate life, Trudeau’s current identity as social-justice warrior par excellence seems like just one more thing he’s blindly stumbled into, egged on by handlers and journalists much smarter than him.”

Four Things Preachers Can Learn from Jordan Peterson (and One Thing We Can Teach Him)

Here’s a helpful look at Jordan Peterson in his strengths and weaknesses. “He claims to be speaking into a yawning chasm in our culture; the chasm where meaning and purpose and identity used to reside before the deconstructionists deconstructed everything beyond any ability to recognise the construction that was there in the first place. And the stats bear out both his growing reach and influence.”

8 Ways to Welcome People with Disabilities into Your Church

I’m so thankful to see churches putting great effort into welcoming those with disabilities and their families.

We Don’t Need To Go Back To The Early Church

The early church wasn’t all we sometimes make it out to be. “When we talk about the New Testament church we can fall prey to the chronological snobbery C.S. Lewis cautions us against. Oldness doesn’t constitute betterness. Nor does newness.”

The Tyranny of the Algorithm

What happens when more and more of our lives are dictated by algorithms? “Credit scores already control our finances. With personal data being increasingly trawled, our politics and our friendships will be next…”

Grievances > Movies

It seems to me that Hollywood is basically just burning itself to the ground. Samuel James says this: “This is a very helpful illustration of the dilemma that identity politics create. Choosing to honor one underrepresented person entails the choice not to honor a different one. If the arc of film history bends toward justice, does it land finally on a female director or a minority studio head? A transgender actress or a disabled male actor? How do you sort through the competing interests of the aggrieved without further aggrieving anyone?”

Flashback: Spare the Rod, Spoil the Parent

Discipline your children—you’ll love them and they’ll love you. Neglect to discipline your children—you’ll hate them and they’ll hate you. Spare the rod and you spoil the child, sure, but spare the rod and you spoil the parent as well.

The radical depravity of man and the heinous nature of his sin must be expounded so as to wound the conscience and lead men to Christ.

—Paul Washer

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

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    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

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    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.