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Weekend A La Carte (November 1)

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Mars Hill Church has announced that their multiple campuses will soon each become an independent church and that Mars Hill as an entity will cease to exist.

If you’re still in the Reformation Day spirit, you may enjoy this free lecture on Luther from Carl Trueman.

I’m grateful to the team at B&H and to the HCSB for sponsoring the blog this week.

I appreciate this perspective on preaching the gospel to yourself: Stop Preaching and Start Acting.

John Piper writes about Brittany Maynard and says, We Are Not Our Own. “I write mainly for those who are considering this issue afresh in light of Brittany’s story.”

Thomas Kidd looks to Colonial America and How (Not) to Pray Against Cultural Decline.

Here are some signs that you may be a Christian Celebrity Wannabe.


Those who preach the gospel preach in a graveyard.

—Keith Mathison

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