Thanks again for all of your kind birthday expressions. I have been 40 for about a week and survived! I hope I am getting better as I am getting older.

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Shout-out to SermonCentral.com for posting my article this week: “How to Be an Awesome Guest Preacher.” 

Shout-out to ChurchLeaders.com for posting my article this week: “The Danger of Spiritual Catchphrases” 

Shout-out to Michael Jordan – The greatest of all time! – on his 5oth birthday this weekend.

Hymn Living: A Disappearing African American Tradition

Marc5Solas: Top 10 Reasons our Kids Leave Church

John MacArthur: The Abundance of Giving

Check out The Master’s Seminary’s new Theological Resource Center

D.A. Carson: How Can God be both Personal and Transcendent

John Piper: Fill in the Cracks of Your Life with Black History This Month 

Fred Luter: We Need African Americans on the International Mission Field.

Kevin DeYoung: How can I tell if I’m called to pastoral ministry?

Kathy Keller: The Dangers of ‘Faking It’ in Ministry

Ronnie Floyd: Everything Builds Toward Sunday

Daniel Darling: 5 Things a Daughter Needs to Hear from Her Dad

Out of Ur: The Beards of Ministry

I have never yet known a marriage to fail where the couples had – or had acquired – the habit of praying aloud together. – Norman Vincent Peale

Do you have any shout-outs to give? Have you read something this week that you want to share? Join the conversation in the comments section.