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A La Carte (September 27)

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Westminster Books has some new deals that are worth a peek.

The Real Story of Christianity and Abortion

Al Mohler tells the real story.

Jan Hus: Martyred Reformer

I plan to visit the Hus Museum in Germany tomorrow, so appreciated this brief bio: “Hus (also commonly spelled Huss) helped lay the foundation for the Reformation through his courageous proclamation of the truth, even when doing so cost him his life.”

Deepest, Darkest Secrets

This writer asked Tinder to send her all the data they’ve collected on her as she has used the app. It came to 800 pages. Her reflections are worth considering for all of us who use so much social media.

A Letter to My Former Pastor, on the Occasion of His Retirement

Trevin Wax pays tribute: “For more than a decade of my life, you were the primary chef who served up and seasoned the meat of God’s Word for my spiritual sustenance. During my most formative years, you nourished me through your preaching more than one thousand times.”

Airplane Mode

This article aptly describes the odd state of conflict that exists in the skies (and airports) today.

Seven Characteristics of Liberal Theology

Kevin DeYoung provides seven characteristics of liberal theology. Such theology shows up constantly, so it’s good to keep this stuff in mind.

Liturgy for the Non-Liturgical Christian

“Liturgy is making a comeback among many in the the younger evangelical crowd. Yet it’s worth pointing out that most of these youngsters (and older folk too) who think they are moving from non-liturgy to liturgy as a kind of ‘adding to’ in their Christian church experience, need first to realise that something entirely different is happening.”

Flashback: You Have Been Taught to Love

Within a local church, the love of one Christian to another will be dependent upon each person’s understanding of the gospel and their focus on the cross of Christ. Is the cross your obsession? Is it central to your life and faith? Your love for others depends on it!

Jesus took the tree of death so you could have the tree of life.

—Tim Keller

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…