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A La Carte (October 4)


Westminster Books has a great price on the new ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible if you’re interested in adding it to your collection.

Where are you on the Adultery Trail?

Tim Chester: “Adultery is ugly. But before David thought about the act of adultery with Bathsheba in this famous story, there were two other kinds of adultery he had already committed.”

Letter to a Church Member (or a Letter to Myself)

I’d say most of us need to read this. “You want to be honored. You want to be admired. In the simplest of terms, you allow idolatry to thrive inside of you. The Idol of Self. And, you expect your church to bow to this idol, too. But that is not what the church was made to do.”

Who Are the Ministers of the Church?

“For many, the answer to this question seems palpably obvious. The ministers of the church are those blokes we pay and call ministers, aren’t they? They’re the guys we look up to and expect to do ‘the work of ministry’. Interestingly, this isn’t something that scripture recognises.”

25th Anniversary Celebration

Frontline Missions (aka Tim Keesee) is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary. They’re doing it with a great song/video and a sale on their best products.

The Equifax Hack

This is an informative account of the recent Equifax hack. It never ceases to amaze me how much of our data is “out there,” to be snatched by hackers.

Tabletalk Magazine

Here’s a roundup of this month’s columns from Tabletalk. Not surprisingly, this issue is all about the Reformation.

God Is with You in Your Panic Attack

“That was a dark season of my life, to be sure. And it was the beginning of a new reality for me. Eventually my ‘heart-attack-insomnia’ bouts were diagnosed as panic attacks, and for the past sixteen years they have dotted the landscape of my life.”

Flashback: The Speaking Circuit

It is a common theme in the Christian world. A man is called to the ministry in the local church and over time proves to be a man who leads or preaches in such a way that a church grows up around him. And then, still in his prime years, he gives up the pulpit to focus on writing and speaking and other interests. He leaves that local church behind and leaves pastoral ministry with it.

How wise should we be if, with joyful certainty, we accepted each unfolding of His will as a proof of His faithfulness and love!

—Susannah Spurgeon

  • The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Bible has life and the Bible brings life because it has been spoken by God. The Bible’s life, its voice, its feet, and hands are the life, voice, feet, and hands of God extended toward his people. For that reason among others it is always worthy of our time, our attention, and our dedication.

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 20)

    A La Carte: The wedding of the century / Why grieving people need a theology of giving / God desires your happiness / Sincere love and hospitality in the church / Real life is a better teacher than social media / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (MBTS)

    This week Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the Church Institute is a free online platform from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary designed to provide free and accessible theological training to equip, encourage, and edify local churches. Courses may be taken as a self-paced individual or as a group within your…

  • A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    God’s design for gender and sexuality is fixed and unchanging. The way he created us is the way he means for us to live. The instruction he provides in the Bible is all we need to understand his purpose and live it out in a way that honors and pleases him. The wisdom he provides…

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    A La Carte (July 19)

    A La Carte: When you can’t forgive yourself after an abortion / Ancient Corinth, Judge Judy, and litigious Christians / Trusting the giver of good / The renovation of a soul / Life after Doom (by Brian McLaren) / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 18)

    A La Carte: Does Christian sex need rescuing? / 15 resolves for interpersonal conflicts / How senior pastors can help associate pastors / it’s okay to be okay / Don’t be proud of what you had no say in / How sweet! / Kindle deals / and more.