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A La Carte (November 16)

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Rise of the College Crybullies

Here’s an interesting analysis of what’s going on at college campuses. “The status of victim has been weaponized at campuses across the nation, but there is at least one encouraging sign.” In a similar vein: A Crisis Our Universities Deserve.

The Islamic Revolution Comes to Paris

David Murray: “If the world is spared long enough, I believe that many will look back on these years and say, ‘That was a revolution. The world was radically and irreversibly transformed in the first 10-15 years of the 21st century.’”

Who Do I Make the Effort to Notice?

Amy provides an international perspective on the situation in Paris. “We mourn more deeply when the tragedy happens closer to us. We become more frightened when we can picture it also happening to us.” The message from Uganda is similar.

What’s a Budget?

Here’s a good way of understanding a family budget: “A budget is the numerical expression of an individual’s or family’s mission and priorities.”

This Day in 1855. 160 years ago today, “Scottish missionary-explorer David Livingstone first sees and names Victoria Falls (in modern Zimbabwe) during his first missionary journey though Africa.” *

‘I’m an Evangelical’: Rescuing the Term

Stephen Nichols: “To be an evangelical is to be about the gospel, and the gospel is ultimately content-rich.”

The Funniest Animal Photos of 2015

Sometimes nature is beautiful. Sometimes it’s goofy.

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Welch

On this side of the cross misery persists, but the scales are tipped in favor of joy.

—Ed Welch

  • The Means and the End

    The Means and the End

    There is a crucial distinction between means and ends. Ends are the goals we have set our hearts on, while means represent the habits or disciplines through which we can realistically hope to attain those goals.

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 22)

    A La Carte: Motherhood / An open letter to dads about gentle parenting / How do I navigate a painful breakup? / More wonderful than being beautiful / Three reasons to show up to the prayer meeting / and more.

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    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

  • 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)

    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.