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A La Carte (May 18)

Christian Audio is having a mix and match sale; select 4 books and you’ll get all 4 for $15. Maybe load up your phone before that long vacation drive?

Eight Of The Most Common Worship Leading Mistakes

Jamie Brown: “Our goal is not to become flawless worship leaders who never make mistakes. Our goal is simply to keep being humbled by our awareness of our imperfection, and to keep growing, so we can more effectively point our congregations to Jesus in the power of the Spirit, not the power of our own professionalism.”

Women Use Porn Too

It’s so important to realize that pornography use is not only the domain of men. “There’s no more frightening place to sit than alone in the shadows with your sin. The permeating decay of sin’s destruction is the stuff of true nightmares. But what if pastors and friends from church were inadvertantly helping you stay in the shadows?”

Grand Canyon Time Lapse (Video)

This is an amazing time lapse video showing the beauty of the Grand Canyon.

Robert E. Lee’s Central Tenet: Providence

This new biography of Robert E. Lee is definitely on my list of books to read.

American Workday, By Occupation

This is a neat visualization of how people spend their days.

On This Day in 1926

On this day in 1926, Aimee Semple McPherson scandalously disappeared. Here’s how it all happened. “What if I told you that one of the most famous fundamentalist preachers of the 1920s and 30s was not a man but a woman, and not just any woman, but one who went through two divorces and who became something of a sex symbol.”

Parenting is Discipleship

It’s a great way to look at parenting–as discipleship.

Flashback: On Writing Well (5 Big Tips)

We learned recently that William Zinnser has died. He was known primarily as the author of On Writing Well, a classic guide to composing non-fiction. Here are 5 things Zinnser taught me.

If you are idle in Christ’s work, you are active in the devil’s work.

—C.H. Spurgeon

  • Why Do I Feel Such Profound Loneliness?

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and is written by Steve DeWitt. The story of human loneliness has its roots in the character of God and God’s purpose in creating us.  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created…

  • Stop Swiping Start Serving

    Stop Swiping, Start Serving

    I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that in the past few weeks, you have probably not gotten rip-roaring drunk nor participated in a debauched drinking party. You have probably not given yourself over to rampant sexual immorality or a life obsessed with sensuality. At least, I hope not

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    A La Carte (May 20)

    A La Carte: What media got wrong about supposed Christian self-immolation / We are walking on holy ground / “His Glory and My Good” / How pop Nietzscheanism masquerades as Christianity / Why a full calendar doesn’t necessarily produce mature church members / Thinking biblically about social justice / John Piper Kindle deals / and…

  • One Measure of Greatness

    One Measure of Greatness

    While all of us ought to see evidence of marked growth in our knowledge of God, our relationship with him, and our obedience to him, none of us ever evolves beyond our need for the ordinary means of grace. We never “level up” to such a degree that we gain access to some hidden extraordinary…

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    Weekend A La Carte (May 18)

    A La Carte: What it takes to survive ministry / The power of prayer / The dog’s game / Why do Christians do bad things? / Does it matter whether seminary education is in-person or online? / Greet one another with a … what? / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Zondervan Reflective)

    This week the giveaway is sponsored by  Zondervan Reflective. When writers write, they are getting in touch with the image of God in them. This is true in some way of all artistry, but writers especially create worlds, characters, histories, and transformation–all ex nihilo (“out of nothing”). In The Storied Life, veteran author Jared C. Wilson…