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Weekend A La Carte (June 13)

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Here is an account of Another Ordinary Pastor. And isn’t this exactly the kind of man a pastor should aspire to be? The second-to-last paragraph is beautiful.

It’s true: Calvinism Is Not New to Baptists. In fact, Calvinists once dominated Baptist church life in America.

Christlike versus Like Christ is an important distinction. “Preach so as to present Christ. Offer the person of Christ rather than a programme for self-improvement.”

Statistics Canada has released an interesting collection of data they call Father’s Day…By the Numbers.

There are some helpful takeaways in this long essay on Manhood (which, by the way, is not written from a Christian perspective).

Jamaal Williams offers counsel on Serving Your Spouse During Their Dark Seasons, which is to say, during times of depression.

Thanks to Ligonier Ministries for sponsoring the blog this week with $400+ of Bonus Discipleship Resources from Ligonier Ministries.

Sickness has frequently been of more use to the saints of God than health has.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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