A La Carte is a daily collection of news, headlines, and curiosities from around the web. I hope you enjoy it! Here’s what we’ve got for today:
Jamie Brown lists a few of the red flags a worship leader should watch out for.
Iain Murray and John MacArthur discuss reading in the ministry.
“Despite significant opposition, Protestant churches survived the era of their tumultuous birth and grew large to provide spiritual shade and sustenance for countless men, women and children. But how?”
I appreciate Summer White’s perspective on the #MeToo phenomenon. (Also read Jen Oshman.)
“But quietly. Inwardly. Stealthily. I crave glory. It has many names: recognition, fame, influence, usefulness, and faithfulness. Almost any positive regard will do as camouflage for a glory thief. The more respectable the term, the better it cloaks from men what God sees perfectly.”
Bill Mounce explains once again why it’s just not that helpful to speak of “literal” Bible translations.
“Today, interns still work difficult hours, but the medical world’s opinions on sleep have changed. There’s a field of sleep science dedicated to the biology of repose. Sleep medicine has become a specialty, with fellowship training programs and clinics devoted to caring for those suffering from sleep disorders. And these disorders are not rare.”
Here’s a new Visual Theology infographic which helpfully displays the conquest of Canaan.
If you’re on a plane that is broken and burning, the best thing you can do is lay aside every weight and every hindrance so you can focus on just getting to safety. And in a world that is broken and burning, it is even more important to lay aside every possible hindrance, to do it for the good of your own soul and the good of those around you.
Giving is a “grace” as it demonstrates that God has met your needs and that his grace has inclined you to give to others.—Kent Hughes