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Weekend A La Carte (July 9)

Weekend A La Carte

Like so many others, I have been deeply troubled and moved by the recent tragedies in America. Here are a few articles I’ve found especially helpful in understanding and processing it: What’s Going On? by Tony Carter; Weep, Love, and Pray by David Murray; The Recent Shootings and What to Say This Sunday by Brian Davis. Also, WORLD writes about just one of the officers who was slain.

Passion for God’s Word Changes the World

What a sweet story. May it stir up our passion for the Word!

Bill Nye Visits Ark Encounter

I enjoyed reading about Bill Nye’s visit to the new Ark Encounter.

What Was Behind Mary Todd Lincoln’s Bizarre Behavior?

Has science given context to Mary Todd Lincoln’s bizarre behavior as she grew older? Perhaps so.

The Frustration of Slowing Down

It is difficult but so important to slow down.

Why No Aquarium Has a Great White Shark

Have you ever wondered why no aquarium has what would probably be its number one attraction? This video explains.

July 10, 1509. 507 years ago tomorrow, French Protestant reformer John Calvin was born in Nyon, France. *

The Origin of Calvinism

Fittingly, since tomorrow is John Calvin’s birthday, John Piper writes about the origin of Calvinism.

Flashback: Envy Always Wins

“I am a competitive person and I believe it is this competitive streak that allows envy to make its presence felt in my life. Envy is a sin that makes me feel resentment or anger or sadness because another person has something or another person is something that I want for myself.”

Know your Story, Embrace your Journey

My thanks goes to Christian History Institute for sponsoring the blog this week with “Know your Story, Embrace your Journey.”

Guinness

Followers of Jesus who count the cost and are willing to take up their crosses after him must have broad shoulders.

—Os Guinness

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    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: 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?…