Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A La Carte (August 29)

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Praying in the Middle of a Storm

A Houston pastor tells how you can pray for his city.

When You Can’t Hear God, Keep Talking to Him

“Our world is filled with sin and suffering, the kind of pain and darkness that creeps into every single heart and life. There’s no way around it. Following Jesus will rescue us from a thousand evils, but it will not keep us from getting hurt in this life.”

How Princess Diana Created a New Era of Celebrity

“As a star, Diana was the first to merge the natural intrigue of royalty with the cleverness and panache of Hollywood. She remains, two decades after her death, perhaps the most compelling practitioner of celebrity in modern history.”

Bible Verses Prosperity Preachers Wish Didn’t Exist

Conrad Mbewe lists them.

An Elite Chess Player Who’s Open About His Faith

“On the small planet where elite chess players dwell, very few people worship Jesus Christ.” But here is an exception.

The Urgency of Preaching

Al Mohler: “Has preaching fallen on hard times? An open debate is now being waged over the character and centrality of preaching in the church. At stake is nothing less than the integrity of Christian worship and proclamation. How did this happen?”

A 1,000-Year-Old Texas Oak Tree Stands Firm

Perhaps there is a parable or illustration here. “Amid this ongoing disaster, one iconic local inhabitant is standing its ground: the 1,000-year-old Big Tree at Goose Island State Park near Rockport.”

Flashback: 20 Quick Tips to Improve Your Productivity

We all want to be productive, right? And no matter how productive we are, we all want to be more productive still. Here are 20 real-world, time-tested tips to improve your productivity.

As in all warfare, the two essential elements in victory are knowing your enemy and knowing your resources. —Sinclair Ferguson

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