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Weekend A La Carte (September 23)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles you will want to check out.

For some reason there has been a surge of interest in my book Do More Better. Here are some recent links: the Waiting Tables podcast, aimed at ministry leaders, interviewed me; so did indoubt which targets students. Dan had a brief review while Jonathan focused on the system the book teaches.

Seven Lies I Once Believed about Missions

This article might be interesting no matter who wrote it, but it’s especially interesting coming from Conrad Mbewe whose nation and continent have largely been on the receiving end of missions.

Should I Force My Teen to Go to Church?

R.C. Sproul provides a brief but helpful answer.

The Term “Gospel-Centered”

Alastair Roberts has taken to answering questions from interested individuals. I particularly enjoyed his response to his opinion on the term “gospel-centered.” “Terms like ‘gospel-centred’ typically function in the same way as terms in the science section of shampoo commercials. It isn’t entirely clear what they mean, if they mean anything at all, but they create a desired psychological response in the hearer.”

This Changed Everything

If you are looking to grow in your knowledge of the Reformation, you may enjoy This Changed Everything, a video series that does quite a good (and professional-quality) job of presenting it.

Think about Your Welcome

The first and last elements of your service are often the make or break for visitors. Know your context and prepare to do those elements well.

The Cheap Way To Bless Your Pastor

Kevin DeYoung speaks on their behalf.

Flashback: Are You Going to Hurt Me?

Strength that was given to protect has been used to destroy, what was meant to bless has been used to harm. It has left this trail of fear, this trail of hurt, this trail of devastation.

3 Pivotal Questions on the Reformation and the Doctrine of Justification

My thanks goes to Zondervan for sponsoring the blog this week.

The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.

—Elisabeth Elliot

  • The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Bible has life and the Bible brings life because it has been spoken by God. The Bible’s life, its voice, its feet, and hands are the life, voice, feet, and hands of God extended toward his people. For that reason among others it is always worthy of our time, our attention, and our dedication.

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 20)

    A La Carte: The wedding of the century / Why grieving people need a theology of giving / God desires your happiness / Sincere love and hospitality in the church / Real life is a better teacher than social media / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (MBTS)

    This week Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the Church Institute is a free online platform from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary designed to provide free and accessible theological training to equip, encourage, and edify local churches. Courses may be taken as a self-paced individual or as a group within your…

  • A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    God’s design for gender and sexuality is fixed and unchanging. The way he created us is the way he means for us to live. The instruction he provides in the Bible is all we need to understand his purpose and live it out in a way that honors and pleases him. The wisdom he provides…

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    A La Carte (July 19)

    A La Carte: When you can’t forgive yourself after an abortion / Ancient Corinth, Judge Judy, and litigious Christians / Trusting the giver of good / The renovation of a soul / Life after Doom (by Brian McLaren) / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 18)

    A La Carte: Does Christian sex need rescuing? / 15 resolves for interpersonal conflicts / How senior pastors can help associate pastors / it’s okay to be okay / Don’t be proud of what you had no say in / How sweet! / Kindle deals / and more.