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Weekend A La Carte (6/8)

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The Newest Evangelizer – I found this an interesting article: “Is Jim Gaffigan technically employed by the Catholic Church? The thought occurred to me in a week during which I saw the awesome Catholic comic speak in person and did some reporting about the church’s major new outreach effort it calls ‘the new evangelization’.”

The Pastor’s Wife – Here are questions for a potential pastor and his wife to consider together. “Before you pursue the office of pastor, you know that you need to be ready. But have you asked whether your wife is ready?”

No Whiners – Kevin DeYoung: “I don’t fancy myself any sort of great leader, but there are two things I have learned about leadership over the years, and they are intimately related. Just about the worst thing a leader can nurture in his heart is self-pity. And just about the worst thing a leader can do in front of his people is murmur and complain.”

Summer Reading – I’m pretty excited about Dr. Mohler’s summer reading recommendations.

Truth, Conviction, and Jesus Are Relevant – “Larry Taunton has an article in The Atlantic describing what his organization found when they asked college students who were actively involved in campus atheist groups the question, ‘What led you to become an atheist?’ He told a particularly telling story about why an atheist named Phil left his church…”

The Fine Art of Selection – Randy Alcorn shares some wisdom on using your time to do meaningful things.

Do what the Lord bids you, where he bids you, as he bids you, as long as he bids you, and do it at once.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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    A La Carte (June 10)

    A La Carte: Feminism’s patriarchs / Thank you, parents, for your Sunday faithfulness / Godly sorrow vs worldly sorrow / Being transformed from the inside out / What if everyone at your church was like you? / The gift and skill of praise in lament / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Not a Life of Ease

    It’s Not a Life of Ease

    You can’t read the New Testament and fail to understand that the Christian life was never meant to be a life of ease. Each of us will encounter adversity and adversaries, and each of us will have to wage war against our fearsome foes— the world, the flesh, and the devil. Then, each of us…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 8)

    A La Carte: Fighting for faith when doubts abound / The incredible blessing of my father’s final months / Why you can’t let yourself feel content / The means of doing much good / Bible translations are for people / Kindle deals / and more.

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  • The Way You Walk

    The Way You Walk

    You can tell a lot about people by the way they walk, can’t you? You can tell a lot about their physical health, their emotional state, and perhaps even their spiritual condition. You can often tell at a glance whether they are healthy or ill, joyful or sorrowful, delighting or despondent. Consider a company of…