A La Carte (November 25) – Tim Challies

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The Worst Time to Plant a Church

That is the neat story of The Falls Church Anglican. “The crisis hit The Episcopal Church in 2003, The Falls Church responded by planting a church among the poor in Washington, D.C. When The Falls Church left The Episcopal Church in 2006 and was sued, they responded by . . . planting another church. Millions of dollars were drained away in litigation before they received a first-round victory in court. Their response . . . was to plant two more churches.”

Watch out for Your Mom’s Doilies

It is a query value asking. “The grand but highly life-disrupting commands of Jesus inspire us in our 20s, but somehow by our 30s and 40s the cost of those commands makes us want to sink into a comfortable armchair and conjure up other less-costly paths of obedience. How does a 22-year-old so passionate about reaching the nations morph into a 48-year-old who cannot imagine living abroad for the King?”

What if the Mild on the Finish of the Tunnel is Simply Extra Tunnel?

“But what if that light at the end of the tunnel is…just more tunnel, or a light shrouded in a veil, or not a light at all. What if the grief never ends? The sense of loss follows you. How do you thank God then?”

The Energy of Phrases

“Each day, you and your spouse decide how you will talk to each other. Will you build each other up with your words, or tear each other down? How will you speak to each other in public, and in private? What words will you use as you work through conflict?”

When There Are No Extra Volunteers

That is value contemplating, and never simply in America. “A live and pressing question we face as Americans is this: Will younger citizens be prepared, not to mention willing, to step in and maintain so many of the things we take for granted as Americans who rely on volunteers?”

What the Struggle Over Scooters Has in Widespread With the 19th-Century Battle Over Bicycles

Historical past is surprisingly cyclical. “The two-wheelers revolutionized personal transport—and led to surprising societal changes.”

Not Simply Me and My Bible

“There is profound danger in being disconnected from Christian tradition. Prosperity preaching, bizarre personality cults, rigorous legalism, and freewheeling libertinism are all poisons passed along to unsuspecting Christians in part because of biblical preparation that has abandoned the wisdom of the ancients.”

Flashback: Oh, How I Love the Regulation!

Will we love the legislation of God like David did? Will we treasure it as he treasured it? Will we meditate upon it and internalize it and reside in mild of it as he did? David liked the legislation of God as a result of he liked the God of the legislation. Will we?

Proper now you may need a line that’s off-limits. When you let sexual sin do its factor, tomorrow you may be nearer to that line—and finally you’ll must create a brand new line that’s additional away. —Benjamin Vrbicek

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