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Sunday A La Carte (September 10)

It is another one of those Sundays in which I gathered so much good material for A La Carte that I thought it was only right to create an extra edition. So here is a Sunday A La Carte.

What Does Luke 9:23 Mean?

“And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’” What did Jesus mean by this? And how do we apply it to our lives?

How I’m Teaching Colossians in Youth Group

This should be a helpful series from Youth Pastor Theologian. Various leaders are going to simply share what they are doing with their youth group at the moment. That’s a great way to get some fresh ideas!

To pursue contentment, don’t believe the lies of our culture

“Christians are called to be content, to be satisfied with what we have at the moment (in places like Phil 4:10-13). That’s an easy thing to say but a difficult thing to do. One of the reasons it is so difficult is that so much in our culture is pushing us to be discontent.”

What Does It Mean to Be a True Friend?

What does it mean to be a true friend? And what does it have to do with pressure washing a driveway? Read on to find out.

3 Things You Should Know about the Song of Solomon

There is so much that could be said about the Song of Solomon that a mere three things seems entirely inadequate. But these are at least three very important and helpful things.

Slow Down and Ordain Elders Carefully

This is very wise counsel: slow down and ordain elders carefully lest you rush and learn to regret it.


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    A La Carte: Rumblings of revival among Gen Z / Addition by subtraction / Seeing red / Burying the talents of the Great Rewarder / Inviting evaluation of your preaching / Book and Kindle deals / and more.

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    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte (February 29)

    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

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    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.