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Weekend A La Carte (5/4)

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Proud vs. Broken People – “Most of the Christian books, sermons and theological material that my father gave me as a boy failed to catch my attention; but, for some reason, I’ve never forgotten Nancy Demoss’ chart contrasting proud/broken people. I need this more today as a husband, father, pastor and friend than when I was young.”

Busyness Is Not a Virtue – Some time ago I resolved never to say I’m busy and never to consider myself busy. This article helped reinforce that: “Going on about how busy you are isn’t conversation and doesn’t lead anywhere–except making your conversation partner bored, or worse, peeved. People who act super busy send the same message, making time spent with them never feel quite whole.”

Kim Jong-un Looking At Things – Because it is the weekend I think I can get away with posting something this ridiculous. It’s simply a collection of photos of the dear respected leader looking at things. Apparently he looks at things a lot. And while we are on the subject of North Korea, Frontline Missions has a persecution update to guide you as you pray for the nation.

Churches Cooperating in Discipline – Jonathan Leeman says “Yes, autonomous local churches really can cooperate in church discipline. No, they typically don’t. But, yes, they should!”

The Twidiocracy – This is a long article, but worth the time commitment. He’s up-front about his bias: “I’m not a Twitter fan. In fact, I outright despise the inescapable microblogging service, which nudges its users to leave no thought unexpressed, except for the fully formed ones (there’s a 140-characters-per-tweet limit).”

The method of the evil one is to obscure himself behind some other object of worship.

—G. Campbell Morgan

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 1)

    A La Carte: The desegregation of Dallas Theological Seminary / 12 things that happened on the cross / How can I be a Christian in my workplace? / Five questions for our skepticism / The sanction of sin / Never let a crisis go to waste: AI, statism, and the threats to free speech /…

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    New and Notable Christian Books for May 2024

    While the month of May has already almost fully waned, it has proved to be a good month for Christian book releases. I sorted through the stacks that landed on my desk and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you a sense of…

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    A La Carte (May 31)

    A La Carte: How the legal system enabled—and will curtail—the transgender movement / We are all late bloomers / God’s glorious plan to use us all / Be quick to listen, slow to “therapy speak” / The reconsecration of man / Ask Pastor John / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 30)

    A La Carte: Seeking wisdom without training wheels / Zealous polemicists / The actual divisive ones / What is Christian Nationalism? / Are the stories of Jesus borrowed from pagan myths? / As for those rich in books in the present age / and more.

  • Three Respectable Sins of Pastors

    Three Respectable Sins of Pastors

    Over the past few years, there has been a lot of attention given to the ways that pastors may abuse their parishioners. Such attention is appropriate and every pastor ought to prayerfully guard himself against such abusive behaviors. Every church leadership structure ought to build rigorous systems of accountability and follow biblical guidelines in the…