I hope you had a good and safe Independence Day this week.

Thanks for reading my blog. Here are some of the posts, events, and articles that caught my attention this week.

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Please pray for the 2013 E.K. Bailey Preaching Conference that will meet in Dallas, July 8-11. A big shout-out to Pastor Bryan Carter and the Concord Church for the sacrifices made to host this great conference.

Jackie Hill: Love Letter to a Lesbian  

Joe Carter: “Preachers of L.A.” Brings Prosperity Gospel to Reality TV

Pastoralized: How to Preach Like D.A. Carson Without Sounding Like Him

Ed Stetzer: Samson – Christ-Centered Preaching

Tim Challies: 8 Ways Satan Convinces You To Question Your Salvation

Zane Pratt: 10 Things Every Christian Should Know About Islam

Gloria Furman: Jesus Canceled Your Mommy Guilt Trip

Ron Edmondson: 7 Ways I Protect My Heart and Ministry from an Affair

Tim Morgan: Stop Doing That Event!: 10 Signs that It’s Time to Eliminate an All-Church Event 

Ray Edwards: 7 “Tricks” to Improve Your Writing Overnight 

In the end, the biggest problem with prosperity theology is not that it promises too much, but that it promises far too little. – R. Albert Mohler

Feel free to share any shout-outs or recommended reading you think would be helpful?