A La Carte (September 27)

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There are some Kindle deals today that are worth taking a look at. (Yesterday on the blog: The Duties Required by the Ninth Commandment in a Social Media World) Hospitality Doesn’t Have to Be a Burden “I want to encourage you to let go of the heavy expectations that you think are placed on you

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PREMIERE Mark and Sarah Tillman Debuts Video

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Mark and Sarah Tillman are worship leaders and singer/songwriters pursuing the heart of the Lord together as a couple, with their 2 young children, Echo and Nova. With the heart of pastors, they have an immense passion for creativity and community co-existing in the tension between heaven and

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Can Christians Lose Their Salvation?

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This sponsored post is adapted from volume 12 (Hebrews–Revelation) of the brand-new ESV Expository Commentary—a series designed to strengthen the global church with a widely accessible, theologically sound, and pastorally wise resource for understanding and applying the overarching storyline of

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How to Pray Like a Pastor

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Of all that is unique about the Christian faith, this aspect stands apart: Its leaders are not called to their positions because of rare skill, raw talent, or overwhelming desire. They are not qualified by the charismatic personality, the ability to draw a crowd, or skilled rhetoric. Rather,

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Thank God for the IMB

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As I continue my year of so much travel, and as 2018 begins to draw to a close, I find myself pondering themes. What are some of the themes I have seen or experienced as I’ve traveled 16 countries across 5 continents? What are some of the common elements I can identify? I’ll have much […]

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Weekend A La Carte (September 22)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good list of deals on some new books, some older ones, and a very good study Bible. (Yesterday on the blog: How We Ordain a Pastor) What’s the Main Concern for Christian Parents When It Comes to Gender? “In teaching classes and seminars, I have noticed that

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How We Ordain a Pastor

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One of the solemn-but-joyful events in the life of a church is the ordination of a pastor (or elder, if you prefer). This is a rare event compared to many others, so is a time of special celebration. We have recently been able to enjoy it in our own church and in one of our […]

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A La Carte (September 21)

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To this point we have been thrilled with my son’s freshman experience at Boyce College. If you have children gearing up for college, you may want to consider attending the upcoming Preview Day, since that is what convinced us (and him) it was a place he could thrive. Use the code PREVIEW18 to

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Switchfoot Ends Hiatus; Teases New Music

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Much to the excitement of fans, today Switchfoot announced that they are officially ending their hiatus. Through a series of social media teaser posts over the past few days and a video first unveiled to their email list today, it seems that the band is gearing up for their 11th studio album.

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A La Carte (September 20)

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There are, once again, a few different Kindle deals to check out. It has been a pretty good week! (Yesterday on the blog: The Joys (and the Limitations) of Male-Female Friendships) If We Lose the Meaning of “Justice,” We Lose the Gospel I really appreciate Amy’s careful distinction between

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Act Now. Pay Later.

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This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and is written by Robert Wolgemuth the author of Lies Men Believe. Very late at night and into the morning, over runny cheese omelets and cold toast at an all-night diner with my friend, we had one of those conversations I was sure I would

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