A La Carte (December 16) - Tim Challies

A La Carte (December 16) – Tim Challies

In the present day’s Kindle offers embrace, amongst different issues, a protracted listing of problems with Matthias Media’s wonderful The Briefing journal.

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(Yesterday on the weblog: God Alone Can Save: A Prayer)

Each Pastor Wants a Lula Mae Pryor: A Eulogy

What a candy eulogy! “Lula Mae was one of many few folks I’ve recognized who by no means appeared like she wished she had a life apart from the one she had. She spent many years because the employees one that cleaned the church. She cherished it! That isn’t an embellished assertion. She truly cherished it and felt honored to do it. For thirty-one years it was her ministry.”

He Made Them Male and Feminine

“Although the modern West has lost its boundaries and celebrates a plethora of so-called gender options, how should Christians understand and critique today’s concepts of gender in light of Scripture? We begin with understanding, and not conflating, four categories: sex, gender, norms, and callings.” Christopher Yuan is at all times value studying.

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You’re Not a Wholesome Church Except You Care About Titus 2

“If you don’t care about equipping women to teach other women you’re not a healthy church. Many recent conversations about women in the local church focus on matters of representation or the need for more prominent female voices in the church’s life. Those are important matters. But the main reason your church should care about women discipling women is because God cares about it: it’s in the Bible.”

The place Christmas Bushes Come From

The place do all these Christmas timber come from? “Before the 1930s, Christmas trees typically were cut down on an individual’s property or out in the wild. Now, tree farms in all 50 states (yes, Hawaii too) are where most Christmas trees come from, accounting for 98 percent of live Christmas trees brought into homes.”

four Causes Christians Ought to Assist Banning Pornography

Joe Carter: “While we may express concern about the nefarious effect of porn our actions reveal what we truly believe. Here are four reasons we Christians should once again seek to rid our country from the poison of pornography.”

1 Easy Step to Encouragement

“I was thinking of writing the next how to book for church.  I know there is a useful little course out called six steps to encouragement, though the fact we need a course on this suggests to me that there is something wrong with our discipling and our church culture that we have to teach this and its not simply absorbed through the church culture, but I have a better idea.  It’s much simpler, much more streamlined, but I’m not sure you can call it a course, or turn it into a course – it’s called one step to encouragement.”

Flashback: The Visionary Worrywart

Worriers stay sooner or later, and so they see that future in minute, gory element. I can not say it higher than Welch: “Worriers are visionaries minus the optimism.”

I keep that individuals—actually born-again, genuinely Christian folks—usually don’t pray just because they don’t really feel prefer it. And the explanation they don’t really feel like praying is that after they do pray, they have a tendency to say the identical previous issues about the identical previous issues. —Donald Whitney

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