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A La Carte (May 2)

The Lost Art of Christian Polemics

Conrad Mbewe: “The tragedy on today’s ecclesiastical landscape is the number of heretics who are thriving inside evangelicalism. They are having a field day and hardly anyone is raising a voice against them.”

The Modern Man’s Fantasy World

“Is there any wonder why there is such a decline in biblical masculinity in the church? It is a shame that many men are far too busy conquering fake lands, looking at fake women, and winning fake championships to follow Christ’s path of self-denying, cross-bearing, service.”

Steph Curry’s Joy in Adversity

I enjoyed this article from Bethany Jenkins: “On Wednesday, as Curry sat the bench, he wasn’t morose or sullen. He didn’t appear jealous of his teammates or hesitant to celebrate their successes. In fact, he seemed like the happiest person in the arena.”

Is This For Real?

I love posts like this one. “Our lives here in Cameroon are becoming our ‘new normal’ but every once and a while we look at one another and say, ‘Is this for real?’ Here are some funny examples…”

Preaching for the ‘Home Run’

Perhaps this will serve as Monday morning encouragement for pastors (both as they think about yesterday’s sermon and as they begin to think about next Sunday’s).

This Day in 373. 1,643 years ago today, church father, Athanasius, died. He was known for fighting against the heresy, Arianism (and winning), and for being the first to list the New Testament canonical books as we know them today. *

How To Remember Someone’s Name

I’m a chronic name-forgetter. For that reason I try to do all three of these things.

How the Federal Government Is Transforming Public Education

This seems inevitable: “Parents cannot be caught flat-footed. Action taken by the courts will inexorably work their way down to every local district and school.”

Davis

Your help is in the name of the Lord, not in the name of your favorite Christian hero.

—Dale Ralph Davis

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TMAI)

    This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Master’s Academy International (TMAI). They are giving away the 42-volume Essential MacArthur Library set. The Master’s Academy International (TMAI) is a worldwide network of pastoral training centers that equip indigenous church leaders to preach the word and shepherd their people. They have 19 Training Centers around…

  • The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    Quite a long time has passed since we witnessed the unexpected rise of a new kind of Calvinism. Few had anticipated that in the twenty-first century, so many millions of people spanning a host of nations and traditions would find themselves affirming such old and controversial doctrines. Yet many did so because they were wary…

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    A La Carte (July 12)

    A La Carte: John Piper on repetitive worship songs / Jen Wilkin says not to fear the marks in Revelation / Carl Trueman’s hope beyond politics in Europe / Bruce Ware on angels and free will / Samuel Davies’ tragic children / Book deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 11)

    A La Carte: The Disney princess whose heart isn’t worth following / Words of mercy and grace when we disagree / Ten reasons why the Bible is the greatest of great books / Why balance is bad for pastors / The earliest record of Jesus’s childhood / and more.

  • Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    When visiting a far-off church, I met a man who, with sadness, told me about his father’s final sermon. A lifelong pastor and preacher, his father had withdrawn from full-time ministry several years prior, but still preached from time to time. On this Sunday he took to the pulpit, read his text, and gave his…

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    A La Carte (July 10)

    A La Carte: How the GOP became pro-choice / Forgive, and be forgiven / 10 non-cringy faith-based movies / The practice of arranged marriages / Do I share the gospel now? / How to show Mormon missionaries that the Bible contradicts their gospel / and more.