A La Carte (April 17)

Good morning from Sydney, Australia, where I’ve stopped for just one night before heading back across the Pacific. It has been a good and successful journey, but I’m ready to be home! Today’s Kindle deals include a substantial collection from Crossway. (Yesterday on the blog: Trusting God with Creation But Not Providence) Martyn Lloyd-Jones, April Witkowski & the Myth of the Wasted Ministry This is a sweet reflection by Peter Witkowski. “Our lives today will not be defined by our dreams, hopes, or expectations of what is to come (of what may never come) but will be defined by our faithful execution of the life and ministry God has given us in this moment. If we are faithfully serving God today in accordance with his Word and our calling and gifting, our lives are not a waste but rather the very definition of success.” Beware of the Birds: How Satan Sabotages Sermons “Every Sunday morning, they perch among us. Listen closely and you can hear their wings flapping overhead. Singing voices have quieted, the preacher mounts his summit, the book is laid open. As the people fidget in the pew, readying to hear God speak through a man, the crows and ravens stir in anticipation. Caws and muffled croaks murmur in the rafters. Some sound eerily like a chuckle.” Alistair Begg on LGBT issues, gentleness and ‘conversion therapy’ I enjoyed this conversation with Alistair Begg as he addresses a number of important contemporary issues. 3 Views on Baptism Core Christianity has put together three articles … Continue reading A La Carte (April 17)