A La Carte (November 25)

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American family and friends. You enjoy your vacation and we’ ll take care of the internet these days. Today’ s Amazon kindle deals include a good little selection of titles. (Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Christian Books fo November 2021) Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and Leanness of Soul “ When we forget God and ingratitude sets in, we have grown spiritually sick. At that point, it does not matter how much we have; it will never satisfy us, and the …

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Two Ways Social Media is Modifying

Recently Facebook changed its business name to Meta. It wasn’t simply a name change, but instead a nod in order to where social media is going and what the future will look like. If you watched Indicate Zuckerburg’s keynote you can easily get lost in all the technology that he presented. However , these new advancements that Facebook…

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A La Carte (November 15)

Good morning, my friends. Grace and peace for you today. (Yesterday around the blog: A Pastoral Prayer for Unity Amid Pandemic) Unmaking the Patriarchy Neil Shenvi has posted an interesting review of a popular and influential book. “ Beth Allison Barr’s The Making of Biblical Womanhood belongs to a increasing genre of (post)evangelical social scholarship. Utilizing a combination of history, sociology, and political evaluation, books like [these books] try to show that conservative evangelicalism has been built on the foundation of …

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The Pastoral Prayer to get Unity Amid Pandemic

Every now and again I like to share one of the pastoral prayers from Grace Fellowship Church. This particular one was prayed by Paul Matn on a recent Weekend. The context, as is obvious from the plea, is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and, perhaps more specifically, the vaccine mandates which are taking root within our city and country. This context provides many opportunities intended for Christians to disagree with one another and, consequently , to become disunited. This particular, then, is a plea …

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Weekend break A La Carte (November 13)

May you know the Lord’s lovely blessings as you assist and worship your pet this weekend. (Yesterday on the blog: I recommended the guide Man of Sorrows, King of Glory) In Defense of Something Close to Air flow “ Is venting legitimate, constructive, healthy, and faithful? Simply speaking, is it ok in order to ‘ vent? ’ Scripture offers a refined response. It gives authorization, admonishes caution, and offers direction. It gives permission for honest appearance, caution to avoid damage, and direction to convey your heart in order to …

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Life Is Fleeting

I draw the deep breath and set pen to paper. But the words won’t flow. Not yet. I pause for a moment to gather my thoughts. I know I have to prepare an expression associated with sympathy, to write out a letter associated with condolence to a friend who has suffered the tragic loss. I would like him to know my love, my support, my comfort in this, his hardest hour. We picture the one who have lived and then passed away, who flourished for …

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The particular Surprising Attendance Drop of Streaming Worship Services: Five Findings

Over nine out of 10 church leaders describe their church’s drop in attendance within streaming worship providers as “major. ” Many of them say the particular decline is at minimum 90 percent from the peak during the pandemic. While we definitely anticipated that many chapel members would return to in-person worship presence after the quarantine, we were…

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The La Carte (November 8)

Grace to you and peacefulness from God our own Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Yesterday on the blog: Ended up saving By the Quivering Of an Eye-Lid) We Can’ t Talk About Chastity Culture without Talking About the 1990s I seriously enjoy Samuel James’ s reflections, whether on the past or maybe the contemporary world. This particular new one is regarding purity culture. Every Day I Climb The particular Mountain “ What happens if this momentary condition that I experience each year is actually- in my weakness- giving Our god …

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A Tribute to Those associated with Simple Faith

Our god makes us to become different from one another. He or she makes us to get different gifts plus talents, to have different dispositions and personas. He even can make us to connect with him in different ways, so that some of us many feel God’s enjoyment when we are significantly engaged in a praise service and others whenever we are deeply involved in serving God by serving others. It requires many parts to produce one unified, working body. I have noticed as …

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A La Carte (November 5)

The Lord become with you and bless you today Training From the Reformation’s Pamphlet War Carl Trueman: “ What made the Reformation a popular success in so many places? There is no simple response to this, but a vital element was the pamphlet war: the production of short, cheap, polemical publications, often highlighted with woodcuts, that served to shape the mind of the populace. Both Protestants plus Catholics engaged in this pamphlet war, which was perhaps the first fight for the popular …

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