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Weekend A La Carte (November 12)

I am not aware of any significant new Kindle deals today, but readers of printed books will want to know that Banner of Truth has a Christmas sale going on. It includes some of their best titles.

Not An Iota

What did Jesus mean when he said, “until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished?”

The Lasting Influence of Francis Schaeffer’s Apologetics

Douglas Blount: “Francis Schaeffer championed an understanding of reason and faith that influenced a generation of christian scholars.” Here he tells how.

The Media Stable: Time for a Clear Out

I think most people will agree with David Murray: “If anything’s clear from the past days, large tracts of the commentariat are past their smell-by date. Multitudes of them have utterly failed in their duty to the public and yet none of them will lose their jobs.”

Three Myths About World Missions

Ramon Lull lists them and asks what keeps you from going.

5 Ways to Doubt Your Doubts

Tim Keller: “Our most rigorous rational thinking is shot through with various forms of faith. Even skeptical doubt always contains an element of belief.”

This Day in 1950. 66 years ago today Paul Tripp was born. Happy birthday, Paul!

Ernie Johnson’s Perspective

Ernie Johnson (a sportscaster) has a great perspective on the election aftermath.

Beautiful Geometric Structures

Humans have created some stunning geometric structures that are visible from above. This video shows some of them.

Flashback: Christians Know Better

I guess it could sound like the most arrogant claim a Christian can make. I guess it could come across as pride or outright hubris. But the boldness of the claim does not diminish its truth. The fact is, Christians know better.

Introducing “The Residency Ph.D.,” A Doctoral Program in Community

My thanks goes to MBTS for sponsoring the blog this week!

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It is a sweet mercy to have to go through the floods, if some filthiness may thereby be removed.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

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    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.