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Weekend A La Carte (March 22)

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Lost – Al Mohler says you should watch this video. He’s right.

Fred Phelps and the Anti-Gospel of Hate – Speaking of Al Mohler, he has written about the death of Fred Phelps. “The announcement was made on his church’s website. The wording was simple: ‘Fred W. Phelps Sr. has gone the way of all flesh.’ Thus brings to an end one of most bitters lives in modern history — and one of the most harmful to the Gospel.”

Set Adrift – WORLD magazine has a long profile on Douglas Phillips whose ministry exploded in the midst of scandal. The writer goes looking for lessons in the midst of it all.

God’s Not Dead – I was able to watch the new movie God’s Not Dead a few days before it came out and chose not to review it. I agree with just about all the points in this review, and especially this: “There are countless sub-plots, and each takes every available chance to unfortunately stereotype, almost to the point of offensiveness, every people group represented.”

New and Old Calvinism – Rick Phillips has begun a series on the New and Old Calvinism. He will suggest these four points: “Old Calvinism should avoid being overly critical but should rejoice in the New; Old Calvinism should not be threatened by or feel pressure to conform to the New; Old Calvinism should humbly listen to the New, benefiting from its insights and critiques; Old Calvinism should zealously seek to serve rather than to undermine the New.”

God Had a Plan – Rebecca writes about her plans for her day, and God’s plan for her day.


I never knew a man escape failures in either body or mind who worked seven days a week.

—Robert Peel

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