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Weekend A La Carte (February 20)

Cancer Cons, Phoney Accidents and Fake Deaths

“After Taryn Wright exposed an elaborate fake tragedy on Facebook, she found herself leading a squad of online detectives – but on the internet, it doesn’t take long for a crowd to become a mob.”

Clearance Sale

Westminster Books is having a clearance sale, discounting books they have too many of.

Yosemite Natural Firefall 2016

Yosemite puts on quite the display for a couple of weeks a year.

The Un-Resume

I like this: “In an exercise in humility, I would like to pull back part of the curtain by writing a resume not of my accomplishments and successes, but of my failures—for this too is a significant part of who I am (and who I am not), giving perhaps a more balanced perspective on the life of an academic.”

Keep Your Home Porn-Free

Here’s a recent interview and conversation I had with Jonathon Von Maren on keeping your home (and life) porn-free.

Monty Williams

Be sure to watch this video of Monty Williams speaking at his wife’s funeral. It is very, very powerful.

The Number One Reason We Struggle Overcoming Sin

Thanks to P&R for sponsoring the blog this week with “The Number One Reason We Struggle Overcoming Sin.”

Spurgeon

Some men pray to be made holy, but they wish to keep some little pet sin in the backyard.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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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.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.