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Weekend A La Carte (March 5)

The weekend is here! It somehow seems long overdue and I’m glad it has come. I’m also glad because today my son turns 16, an irrefutable fact that somehow seems nearly impossible. Has it really been 16 years?

Manage Your Digital Afterlife

This sounds weird to us but will sound perfectly normal to our children: We’ve got to remember to account for what happens with our digital selves when we die.

5 Distinguishing Marks of a Fruitful Church

“I think measuring a church’s fruitfulness is not as simple as how many hands get raised during an invitation or how many parking spots are filled.” I agree!

Andy Did It Again

Todd Pruitt looks at some ridiculous statements from Andy Stanley. “When I hear adults say, ‘I don’t like a big church. I like about 200. I wanna be able to know everybody.’ I say you are so stinkin’ selfish. You care nothing about the next generation. All you care about is you and your five friends.”

A Guide to the Singular “Their”

A short guide to the singular “their.”

Why I’m Running for President of the Southern Baptist Convention

J.D. Greear explains why he is accepting the nomination for president of the SBC.

Tomorrow in 1901. 115 years ago tomorrow, missionary to India Amy Carmichael sheltered her first temple runaway (a young girl dedicated to the Hindu gods and forced into prostitution to earn money for the priests). *

How Well Do You Know the Book of Romans?

It isn’t a difficult quiz, but it’s a fun way to spend a couple of minutes.

Doing More Better a Month Later

I enjoyed reading this one-month-later review of Do More Better. “The good news is that I’m still using this system, which is more than I can say for my several past attempts at improving productivity. … The bad news is that the best system in the world cannot change my sinful tendencies.”

An Inspirational Calendar from Hell?

Thanks to The Master’s College for sponsoring the blog this week with “An Inspirational Calendar from Hell?”

Spurgeon

It is of no use to hope that we shall be well rooted if no rough winds pass over us.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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    A La Carte: To sit in the threat of loss / The world cannot be gender blind / The missing years / Too much times / Finding freedom in God’s providence / The weighted vest of pastoral ministry / A micro course for pastors / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 23)

    A La Carte: How a wife entrusts her husband to God / Everyone has their own facts now / A better way to look at missions / The secret of contentment / Hospitality—a command for our joy / Are you barely hanging on? / and more.

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    Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Surely few things in this world are more mysterious than sex. Surely few things give such clear evidence that there must be more to them than the sum of their parts. On the one level, sex is a simple biological function that exists to populate the earth with human beings. On the other level, it…

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    A La Carte (May 22)

    A La Carte: What should we think about paedocommunion? / Ten questions for readers of erotica / You are an influencer / Do you believe your pasture’s green? / Adam poisoned me / Kindle and Logos deals / and more.