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A La Carte (May 18)

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#AskAlcorn – Here are the results of Randy Alcorn’s recent Twitter chat. He answered a whole host of questions.

The Best Idioms in the World – This is an amusing list of some of the best (and weirdest) idioms from across the world.

The Pastor and Social Media – Pastors (and others) may do well to read these comments by Nicholas Batzig. “I have to insist that to write off this medium wholesale … is shortsighted at best. Similarly, judging others for their use of social media is shortsighted at best as well.”

In Flight – If you’re at all interesting in air travel you will probably enjoy this article in which you’ll gain a pilot’s-eye view of a flight from London to Tokyo.

The Gathering Storm – Al Mohler borrows a line from Winston Churchill and warns of a different kind of battle that is fast approaching.

That Little Word – Andrew Wilson discovers the final question and answer in the Heidelberg Catechism, and it is worthy of reflection.

The Power of False Memory – The recent attacks in Manhattan show how quickly we can develop false memories.

Flavel

A twig is brought to any form, but grown trees will not bow. How few are converted in old age!

—John Flavel

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 22)

    A La Carte: Motherhood / An open letter to dads about gentle parenting / How do I navigate a painful breakup? / More wonderful than being beautiful / Three reasons to show up to the prayer meeting / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…