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A La Carte (September 11)

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(Yesterday at the blog I considered How To Grieve Like a Christian.)

Rejoice in the Wife of Your Youth

Ray Ortlund has a wonderful letter to a would-be adulterer. But what he says is equally valuable to those who are not tempted to wander.

Escaping from the Love of Money

Simple: “Although there’s nothing inherently wrong with money, there’s something desperately wrong with devotion to money.”

The Decade That Built the Next iPhone (Video)

This video explains just a little what an incredible impact the iPhone has had on us as individuals and on all of society.

Pastor, Strive to Learn Their Names

“People say I’m naturally gifted at learning names. To some extent that might be true. The full truth, however, is I cheat. But before I tell you how I cheat, let me stress why—as a pastor—I labor to learn the names of those who attend our church.”

Taking Sin Seriously

Aaron Armstrong says the gospel is more beautiful when we take sin seriously.

How Should a Worship Service Be Ordered? (Video)

Matt Merker of Capitol Hill Baptists explains briefly that in their services they “Preach the Bible, read the Bible, pray the Bible, sing the Bible, and see the Bible.”

Flashback: Greetings From Heaven: A Modern History of Heaven Tourism

The heaven tourism genre has proven remarkably lucrative to authors and their publishers, tallying well over 20,000,000 books sold over the past decade. When 90 Minutes in Heaven was released in 2015 I teamed up with Josh Byers to prepare an infographic titled “Greetings From Heaven: A Modern History of Heaven Tourism.”

It is not enough to have a song on your lips. You must also have a song in your heart.

—Fanny Crosby

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  • Bring Your Skills to the Missions World

    This week the blog is sponsored by TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, and is called to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced. Pete and Debbie Lee were living the American dream. The parents of two children, the Lees lived in Greensboro, North Carolina, and were…

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