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A La Carte (November 13)

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Over-Pastoring, Under-Pastoring – “There are two common dangers in pastoral ministry and Paul is alert to both of them. They are what we might call over-pastoring and under-pastoring.”

Little Things Matter – Kim Shay directs some encouragement at young stay-at-home moms.

Divine Revision – Slate has an interesting article on why the Mormonism will eventually accept homosexuality.

Critiquing a Giant – Andy Naselli points to an example of a good way to critique a theological giant.

Your Best Hours – We get two hours a day when our minds are at their best.

Should Couples Write Their Own Vows? – Russell Moore explains why couples should not write their own wedding vows. While I don’t completely agree, I appreciate the points he makes.

Sexual Orientation – Al Mohler writes about his change on the subject of sexual orientation; where he once denied the idea of sexual orientation, now he accepts it.

McNaughton

All whom the Father elects, Christ redeems; all whom Christ redeems, the Father adopts.

—Ian McNaughton

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    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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    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 A lifelong pastor and preacher, his father had withdrawn from full-time ministry several years prior, but still preached from time to time.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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