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A La Carte (May 23)


Blessings to you today.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Freedom of Embracing My Weaknesses)

Thousands of Happy, Unwitting Plagiarists: The Shaping Legacy of Tim Keller

I really appreciated Jared Wilson’s tribute to Tim Keller. (See also Paul Tripp’s)

God’s Grace in Our Weakness

“The longer I walk with God, the smaller I recognize myself to be—small power, small thinking, small faith, small resistance to sin. I am not great. Surprisingly, this has not discouraged me.”

The Radius Conference

PLENARY TOPICS: Brooks Buser – Gospel Clarity For The Sake Of The Nations; Costi Hinn – The One True Gospel Throughout The World; Wayne Chen – The Gospel Across Cultures; Aubrey Sequeira—Emptying The Cross Of Its Power: Honor/Shame And The Gospel Of Christ; and John MacArthur – A Faithful Gospel vs. A Quick Gospel. (Sponsored Link)

Anything Worth Doing, Is Worth Doing Badly

“You’ve probably heard it said, ‘Anything worth doing, is worth doing well.’ Generally, I agree with that statement. If a thing is worth giving our time for, we should strive to do it with excellence.” However…

Donald Macleod (1940–2023): In Memoriam

This weekend the Scottish theologian Donald Macleod went to be with the Lord. This is a remembrance of him.

The Lord Has Comforted us…a Year Later

Kenneth Irungu tells how the Lord has comforted him and his wife as they have grieved the loss of their unborn child.

Working on the Inside, Not Only the Outside

“Jesus is calling people to a consistently godly life here, not one that only looks acceptable on the outside. It is easier to look godly than to actually be godly. We must work on the kinds of things that others do not see, things like resisting temptation, cultivating prayer, and deepening in our understanding of God’s word.”

Flashback: My Heart Longs for Justice (Kind of)

When I honestly assess myself, I have to admit that my longing for justice is not universal. I want justice for other people’s sins, but not for my own. I want their misdeeds to be met with justice but mine to be met with mercy. Is this not the very height of hypocrisy?

If you and I see ourselves merely as peddlers or purveyors of a spiritual “message”, we rapidly become salesmen for the gospel instead of true ministers of the gospel.

—Harold Senkbeil

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    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…

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    A La Carte (March 1)

    A La Carte: Rumblings of revival among Gen Z / Addition by subtraction / Seeing red / Burying the talents of the Great Rewarder / Inviting evaluation of your preaching / Book and Kindle deals / and more.

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    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte (February 29)

    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.