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A La Carte (May 30)

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The God of love and peace be with you on this fine day.

There are a few interesting titles to consider in today’s Kindle deals.

(Yesterday on the blog: Three Respectable Sins of Pastors)

Seeking Wisdom Without Training Wheels: An Exhortation to Christian Graduates

Though this article is primarily for recent graduates, it includes wisdom and exhortations that will benefit all of us.

David Powlison on Zealous Polemicists

This is some brief but helpful material from David Powlison. Without care, all of us can become “zealous polemicists.”

The Actual Divisive Ones

Mitch Chase shows how we can sometimes be wrong about who is actually being divisive.

What Is Christian Nationalism?

This is quite a long article, but it will prove helpful if you’re interested in figuring out what is meant by “Christian Nationalism”. It looks at definitions from both proponents and detractors.

Are the Stories of Jesus Borrowed From Pagan Myths? (Video)

I’m sure we have all heard that the stories of Jesus were just borrowed from pagan myths. Dr. Timothy Paul Jones explains how this at first concerned him and how he now answers it.

As for Those Rich in Books in This Present Age

There’s lots to think about here for those who are rich (in books) in this present age.

Flashback: Another Week in a Difficult and Hostile World

The people come to church each week weary and hungry, eager to be fed. And it is the task of the pastor to meet their need for spiritual sustenance, to equip them for their God-given duties, to feed them good food.

It would be a good contest among Christians, one to labor to give no offense, and the other to labor to take none.

—Richard Sibbes

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    A La Carte (May 30)

    A La Carte: Seeking wisdom without training wheels / Zealous polemicists / The actual divisive ones / What is Christian Nationalism? / Are the stories of Jesus borrowed from pagan myths? / As for those rich in books in the present age / and more.

  • Three Respectable Sins of Pastors

    Three Respectable Sins of Pastors

    Over the past few years, there has been a lot of attention given to the ways that pastors may abuse their parishioners. Such attention is appropriate and every pastor ought to prayerfully guard himself against such abusive behaviors. Every church leadership structure ought to build rigorous systems of accountability and follow biblical guidelines in the…

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    A La Carte (May 29)

    A La Carte: A coward’s guide to evangelism / The great dechurching will hurt poor people / The unique experiences of pastors / Three words for Christian parents / Save the world, have a baby / The conquest of Canaan / Kindle and book deals.

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    A La Carte (May 28)

    A La Carte: What to do with the nice things people say / Old age syndromes to avoid / The amazing navigation skills of the dung beetle / 7 kinds of sacrifices / Hope in the grief of dementia / and more.

  • Managing Kingdom Causes with Sound Business Principles 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Redeemer University. The word “management” conjures up images of executives leading large corporations with the goal of generating wealth for shareholders. Think of “sustainability” and the lens widens to benefiting other stakeholders like customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. Now, broaden your view even wider. Pan out–way out!…

  • Comparative Suffering

    Comparative Suffering

    It is something you tend to hear a lot when you have endured a time of significant sorrow or suffering: “I know it’s nothing compared to yours, but…” We have a natural tendency to compare—to compare our experiences to another person’s and to rank or rate them accordingly. The person who has suffered the loss…