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Weekend A La Carte (September 3)

Here are a few deals to keep in mind today:

(Yesterday on the blog: Dream Small)

The Lord Almighty Reigns

You’ll enjoy this new song from Keith & Kristyn Getty.

The Fruit Grown in a Flock by Pastoral Encouragement

This article is meant to encourage pastors to be encouraging.

The Cancellation of Dr. Nassif

Carl Trueman: “For anyone wondering how traditional Christianity is going to fare in the culture in future, even within many Christian institutions, the disturbing tale of Dr. Bradley Nassif, formerly of North Park University, an institution formally connected to the theologically conservative Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), offers an interesting case in point.”

Protecting and Cultivating Your Marriage

In this brief video, Hershael York explains how ministry leaders can invest in the most valuable relationship in your life and ministry.

How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament

This is a neat ongoing series by Jason DeRouchie that means to help you know how to understand and apply the OT.

The parable of monkeypox

This article from Al Mohler is a few weeks old but still timely.

Flashback: Tips for Young (and Maybe Not-So-Young) Bloggers

Even as you grow in knowledge and begin to share that knowledge with others, be certain that you put the higher priority on humility. The Christian world has greater need of examples of humble young people than know-it-all young people.

If you give the devil your pen, he’ll write you a horror story.

—David Murray

  • The Path to Contentment

    The Path to Contentment

    I wonder if you have ever considered that the solution to discontentment almost always seems to be more. If I only had more money I would be content. If I only had more followers, more possessions, more beauty, then at last I would consider myself successful. If only my house was bigger, my influence wider,…

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    A La Carte (April 22)

    A La Carte: Why my shepherd carries a rod / When Mandisa forgave Simon Cowell / An open mind is like an open mouth / Marriage: the half-time report / The church should mind its spiritual business / Kindle deals / and more.

  • It Begins and Ends with Speaking

    It Begins and Ends with Speaking

    Part of the joy of reading biography is having the opportunity to learn about a person who lived before us. An exceptional biography makes us feel as if we have actually come to know its subject, so that we rejoice in that person’s triumphs, grieve over his failures, and weep at his death.

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    Weekend A La Carte (April 20)

    A La Carte: Living counterculturally during election season / Borrowing a death / The many ministries of godly women / When we lose loved ones and have regrets / Ethnicity and race and the colorblindness question / The case for children’s worship services / and more.

  • The Anxious Generation

    The Great Rewiring of Childhood

    I know I’m getting old and all that, and I’m aware this means that I’ll be tempted to look unfavorably at people who are younger than myself. I know I’ll be tempted to consider what people were like when I was young and to stand in judgment of what people are like today. Yet even…

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    A La Carte (April 19)

    A La Carte: The gateway drug to post-Christian paganism / You and I probably would have been nazis / Be doers of my preference / God can work through anyone and everything / the Bible does not say God is trans / Kindle deals / and more.