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A La Carte (November 16)

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3 Things Parents Can do to Help Keep Your Kids from Sexting

If you’ve got teens, you need to read articles like this and then talk them over with your kids. This is real.

You Are Never Too Young to Live for Christ

Don’t believe the lies! You are never too young to live for Christ.

A Million Dollar Collection

This is kind of neat and kind of odd. But this guy has a collection of Hot Wheels worth a cool million.

Proclaiming a Better Way

Daniel Motley has some good thoughts on Christian community in the aftermath of the election. “Every election, a dangerous forgetfulness descends upon the nation like a cloud, as if somehow this election will decide the fate of America for the next 1,000 years.”

The Key to Leading a Bad Meeting

Here’s how not to lead those bad meetings we all hate so much.

This Day in 1855. 61 years ago today Scottish missionary-explorer David Livingstone named Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on his first missionary journey through Africa. *

Why is Inauguration Day on January 20?

Here’s the story of why inauguration day is January 20 instead of right after the election.

They Excommunicated My Dad

You know that, in theory, there is redemptive value in church discipline. But it’s still good to read accounts of it.

Flashback: A Call for Christian Extremists

Allah may be glorified in maimed bodies and blood-soaked city streets, but God is glorified in acts of love and deeds of kindness.

challies_nov13-19-03The more bored you are with God, the more vulnerable you will be when temptation comes.

—Jared Wilson

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    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.

  • 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…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…