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A La Carte (May 8)

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Why Not to Have a Woman Preach – Does 1 Timothy 2:12 leave open the possibility that women are permitted to preach in the weekly gathering of a local church as an extension of the male elders of the church or as an expression under their governing authority?

White Rose – Tim Keesee pens a stirring tribute to his mother.

ESV Student Study Bible – The ESV Student Study Bible is on sale this week. Pair it up with Just Do Something (also on sale) and you’ve got an ideal graduation gift.

On the Path to the Cancer Ward – This is a powerful bit of writing: “Sadness is a backpack of rocks you carry: you forget for a while, stop and enjoy the view, but always it’s there, some days too heavy to bear.”

Why Sermons Often Bore – Gavin Ortlund shares some of what Tim Keller taught about preaching at the recent TGC conference.

Banner of Truth – Banner of Truth has now shared all 3 parts of the mini-documentary on the history of the Banner. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Mom! – A sweet, short film about you and your mom.

Guinness

Christ is the only way to God, but there are as many ways to Christ as there are people who come to Him.

—Os Guinness

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  • 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)

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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…