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A La Carte (November 3)

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Driving Away First-Time Guests – Thom Rainer gives the results of an informal poll that looks at what drives away first-time guests at a church.

Olympic Bowling – Seriously? Yes, seriously. Bowling is trying to work its way into the Olympics.

More Important Than Getting Things Done – I enjoyed this short video.

Unsavable People – Do you think there are some people who are unsavable?

Endless, Bottomless, Boundless Grace and Compassion – Sinclair Ferguson: “The New Testament’s most frequent, and indeed most basic, description of the believer is that he or she is a person ‘in Christ.’”

A Catholic Schism – “A Catholic church schism under Pope Francis isn’t out of the question. The conservative backlash against the liberal pope’s authority has been fierce, and is gathering momentum.


A man may easier see without eyes, speak without a tongue, than truly mortify one sin without the Spirit.

—John Owen

  • 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.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    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.