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Weekend break A La Carte (June 5)

I’ d like to express the gratitude to Radius for sponsoring the blog a number of times so they could let you know about their great forthcoming (live and in-person! or live-stream if you prefer) conference showcasing John Piper, Tag Dever, and the good friend Harshit Singh, among others.

May God bless and keep you while you serve him and worship him within the weekend ahead.

Today’ h Kindle deals include some Saturday classics and whatever else I could track down in the morning.

(Yesterday on the blog: Marvin Olasky’s Lament for the Father)

Little Displays and Corporate Praise

L. B. Charles Jr: “ The apps on our devices make life so much easier. But they make worship more difficult. Cells plus tablets distract a person from the truth, fellowship, and service that should characterize corporate praise. ”

A New Paradigm Pertaining to Pastors

Here’ s one for pastors in order to ponder. “ Pastor, if you aren’t wanting to build your closest friendships within your church, you can expect to lead a church filled with strong relationships. You can expect to guide a church that looks like you. ”

When Repetition is a Good Issue

I actually quite agree that individuals can sometimes be just a little unfair when it comes to the value of duplication. “ I don’t know about you, but I have a hard head. And on top of that, occasionally I need to read or listen to something more often than once for my thicker skull to work. Whether there are too many distractions or my mind is somewhere else, the repetition helps me. And I think it helps others, too. ”

Pastor, Be One In A Thousand

Here’ s another for the pastors, and perhaps especially those within an African context. “ It is not sufficient to possess a leadership place. We ought to embody the kind of leaders that will God desires: ‘ faithful, reliable, qualified shepherds. ’ We pray that Lord would raise up these sorts of leaders within the African Church. We pray that you will be this ‘one in a thousand’ pastor in your context. ”

A Day in the Life of a Taste Inventor

Somehow in all this talk of flavors I see the handiwork of a God who loves variety and who have loves us to see pleasures.

The Redefinition of the Family

Al Mohler explains how the growing normalization of polygamy plus polyamory threatens in order to totally redefine “ family. ”

Flashback: The Bible’s Three Large Lessons on Debt

Debt is not always incorrect, but in most cases it is inadvisable. It is the better part of wisdom to prevent debt whenever possible, to enter it with the particular utmost caution, and also to discharge it on the earliest opportunity.

Do you desire to grow in grace and be a devoted Christian? Be very certain, if you wish it, you can not have a more question than this—Do a person pray? I ask whether you pray, because neglect of prayer is one great cause of backsliding. —J. Chemical. Ryle