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Weekend A La Carte (October 14)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few books I’ve rarely seen on sale.

The Baffling Call of God

“August 5, 2014 was the darkest Tuesday of my life. My mother, critically ill with the Ebola virus, was returning from Liberia to the United States for treatment that we hoped would save her life.”

We Are Equally Sinful. We Are Not All Equally Broken or Toxic.

“Let me begin with the first sentence of the title: ‘We are all equally sinful.’ Whatever distinctions we make later in this post in no way imply that anyone needs Jesus-on-steroids or a double dose of atonement.”

The Road to Hollywood

“The ‘open secret of Hollywood’ is the talk of the town where I live. In the aftermath of a Hollywood empire beginning to crumble under weight of sexual scandal, it seems that everyone has always known that this is how Hollywood is run. It’s our open secret.”

What Does Facebook Consider Hate Speech? Take Our Quiz

“Here are a selection of statements based on examples from a Facebook training document and real-world comments found on social media. Most readers will find them offensive. But can you tell which ones would run afoul of Facebook’s rules on hate speech?”

Responding to the Transgender Revolution

You may not make it all the way through this article, but it is one to at least bookmark.

A Brief History of Roman Catholic Mariology (Video)

Nathan Busenitz explains the history of Roman Catholic mariology.

Flashback: The Most Happily Multi-Ethnic Church I Know

I wish you could see it, and see what God has done. I wish you could see the nations gathering here. Grace Fellowship has become a church that displays all the diversity of Toronto.

How to Burn Out During the Holidays: A Guide for Pastors and Church Leaders

My thanks goes to Logos for sponsoring the blog this week…

We’re not saying Jesus is one good way among others. We’re not even saying he’s the best way among others. We’re saying he’s the only way.

—Ray Ortlund

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 17)

    A La Carte: Think you’re immune to adultery? / One of the most hopeful reminders about sanctification / What do we do with dreams and visions? / Have you ever asked your church elders to visit and pray for you? / The neurodivergent believer / Preaching advice for busy pastors / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Open the Bible)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Open the Bible. They encourage you to enter to win a series of books from Open the Bible and Pastor Colin Smith! Included in the giveaway are: For All Who Grieve by Pastor Colin Smith. Written with compassion and understanding, yet honestly facing the difficult questions that…