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A La Carte (September 25)


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Holding Grief and Joy in Tandem

Lara d’Entremont reflects on holding grief and joy in tandem. “While living on this earth marred by sin’s curse, we will always be in this awkward place of celebration and mourning. Some losses that caused us grief may be restored and replaced, while others may not or cannot be. And so in those times we will walk our road holding hands with joy and grief, sometimes talking to one more than the other.”

Burning Bright

I really enjoyed this one!

What English Bible Translation Should I Use? (Video)

This is a good answer to a common question.

About Those Old White Men

Melissa remembers and celebrates some of the old white men who have impacted her along the way.

Francis James Grimké – Through a Pandemic and Social Unrest

Simonetta Carr: “We are not the first generation who must deal with a pandemic and racial unrest at the same time. The Spanish flu of 1918 hit America at a time when racial segregation and lynching of blacks were commonplace and largely ignored by the majority of Americans. Francis James Grimké led his congregation through both challenges, while defending human rights in his speeches and writings.”

Gospel + Safety + Time = A Church Where Anyone Can Grow

It’s an interesting formula, this one.

What to Do When Life is Miserable

What do you do when life is miserable? Maybe this…

Flashback: Maintaining Confidence in the Process

Though it’s right to be harsh with our sin, it’s also right to be patient with our growth.

What would our hospitality look like if we believed that Jesus’s death on the cross was the measure of God’s compassion for someone?

—Gloria Furman

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    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.

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    A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    Every month I put together a roundup of new and notable books for grownup readers. But I also receive a lot of books for kids and like to put together the occasional roundup of these books as well. So today I bring you a whole big batch of new books for kids

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    A La Carte (June 13)

    A La Carte: Were the earliest Christians illiterate? / Our new religion isn’t enough / Why do evil and suffering exist? / The missing ingredient in too many marriages / Is Genesis literal or allegorical? / The death of fear / and more.

  • Tear Down Build Up

    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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    A La Carte (June 12)

    A La Carte: Does Bach’s music prove the existence of God? / Living from approval, not for approval / A surprising test of true faith / Do you have the support you need to grow? / Who was the “black Spurgeon?” / and more.