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Weekend A La Carte (11/9)

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3801 Lancaster – The 3801 Lancaster Film Project is an ongoing documentary series about Kermit Gosnell, the Women’s Medical Society, and the cover-up by state and local oversight agencies. They have just released a trailer for part two.

Charismatic Debate – Here is a debate between Michael Brown and Sam Waldron, moderated by James White. They debate this: Have the New Testament charismatic gifts ceased?

Opportunities Busy Pastors Miss – Here are “three opportunities busy pastors might miss when they get too task focused. I’ll warn you, these are mundane, but their normalness ensures that every pastor faces them.” Pastors may also want to check out Kevin DeYoung’s John Reed Miller lectures from RTS.

Cruciform Press Pre-Holiday Sale – Cruciform Press (the company I co-founded) is offering 50% off everything through 11/18, plus free shipping through 11/13, unlimited quantities. While the deal is a little more complicated than that, this is a great opportunity for stocking-stuffers, book clubs, church book tables, and the like. Also, unrelated, Kress Biblical Resources is having a sale. Use the coupon code BR60833557256 and you’ll get 65% off!

Annoying Email Habits – Here are twelve annoying email habits you should think about quitting.

Five Ways to Refresh the Saints – Jon Bloom: “When reading Paul’s letter to Philemon this week I saw a theme I hadn’t really seen before. This letter is an instruction on how to refresh the saints.”


The servants of the Lord are to sing his praises in this life to the world’s end; and in the next life world without end.

—John Boys

  • The Means and the End

    The Means and the End

    There is a crucial distinction between means and ends. Ends are the goals we have set our hearts on, while means represent the habits or disciplines through which we can realistically hope to attain those goals.

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 22)

    A La Carte: Motherhood / An open letter to dads about gentle parenting / How do I navigate a painful breakup? / More wonderful than being beautiful / Three reasons to show up to the prayer meeting / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.