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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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    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    This week the blog and this giveaway are sponsored by the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. Dear brother pastor, In a spirit of prayerful expectation, I want to invite you to the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. This new event is hosted by Clearly Reformed (a new ministry I help to lead) and Christ Covenant Church (where…

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.