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A La Carte (May 21)

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The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you today.

I’m glad to see this new edition of Catherine Vos’s The Child’s Story Bible (that, along with lots of other children’s resources, is on sale at Westminster Books).

You’ll find just a couple of deals on the Kindle deals page.

Rapid-Onset Revolution

“Moral change requires regime change. The nature of authority demands it. Today we are experiencing moral revolution and realignment at a rate perhaps never before seen in human history. All around us, the landscape is in flux, as revolution continues its long march through the institutions.” An interesting article at CBMW looks at the rapid onset of this revolution.

Taste And See

Chris Thomas: “The fulfilled Christian life takes place around a table, a place where laughter and memories are born, a place where stories are shared and tears are spilled. The fulfilled Christian life happens around a table, a place where we sit and share a meal with Jesus, or more shockingly, a place where we sit and our meal is Jesus!”

Progressive Christians: Where and How They Differ with Jesus

This article by Colton Hinson describes some of the key differences between progressive Christianity and orthodox Christianity.

In Praise of Deep, Slow Study

There is something to be said for deep and slow study of God’s Word.

Preaching from the Pit

Doug Eaton explains how “sometimes you are called to preach from the pit. Pain, suffering, grief, and sorrow are not reasons for the minister to back away from his calling to proclaim the word of God; they are often reasons to lean into it.”

Are You Looking High Enough?

“Like many of you I’ve walked with Jesus a long time but in spite of how well He gets me, I still don’t get Him. Why does He allow certain things to happen? How He works is mysterious to me. What requests He answers, and which ones He doesn’t, affairs of the world and affairs of the heart, where is He in all of it?”

My Hiding Place

“Suffering has a way of parting the heart, chiseling a highway straight down the middle, before offering grave detours; choices. I have yet to meet a Christian who radiates the image of the Creator, that has not suffered well, choosing to accept in peace the precise will of God.”

Flashback: When Your Testimony Just Isn’t That Good

…salvation is no more genuine to those who can clearly remember and recount the circumstances that led to their conversion. And I would go so far as to say that the “boring” testimonies of childhood conversions are the most blessed of all. After all, aren’t these exactly the testimonies we wish for our children?

The great antidote to anxiety is to come to God in prayer. We are to pray about everything. Nothing is too big for Him to handle, and nothing is too small to escape His attention.

—Jerry Bridges

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    The Means and the End

    There is a crucial distinction between means and ends. Ends are the goals we have set our hearts on, while means represent the habits or disciplines through which we can realistically hope to attain those goals.

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    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.

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    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.