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Weekend A La Carte (January 9)

We Lost a Child, and Gained Something Greater

“Our pastor, Matt Chandler, always says: ‘Your life can change with one phone call. You’re not exempt.’ The problem is that I always thought I was. I thought my friends were, too.”

Scientific Instruments of Yore

This video shows a collection of old and bizarre medical instruments.

Worship Leaders Don’t Lead People Into God’s Presence

This is so true and so important.

What I’ve Learned In 20 Years of Ministry

Russell Moore shares some really helpful reflections on 20 years in ministry.

This Day in 1569. 447 years ago today, Philip of Moscow, primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, was murdered by Czar Ivan IV (also known as Ivan the Terrible). *

More Women Sue Bill Gothard and IBLP

Christianity Today has an update on this situation: “Five more women have added their complaints to a lawsuit accusing Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) founder Bill Gothard, now 81, of sexual abuse and harassment.”

The History of Christian Music Quiz

If you have been listening to Christian music for a long time, you may enjoy this quiz.

How a Wind Up Music Box Works

I really enjoy these videos from the Engineer Guy. Here he explains how a wind up music box works.

Blowing the Dust Off the Ol’ Website

Thanks to Strider for sponsoring the blog this week with their article “Blowing the Dust Off the Ol’ Website.”

Hamilton

To be always mindful of the Word of the Lord is to be always mindful of the Lord himself.

—James Hamilton

  • 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.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…