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72 Hour Sale – Westminster Books is having a great 72 hour sale (though I believe 24 of those hours have already elapsed). Quite a few new and notable books are deeply discounted. I recommend Sexual Sanity for Men, Delighting in the Trinity, and The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert.

W.E.B. DuBois Would Not Vote – Thabiti goes to history to find a lesson for the forthcoming election. “For DuBois, democracy must entail genuine choice and the proper exercise of voting rights requires actual alternatives. The ‘lesser of two evils’ was not for him the modus operandi but a terrible exception. He would view the now commonplace strategy of voting for the ‘lesser evil’ as a terrible indictment against the entire system.”

Leadership Lessons from R.A. Dickey – Here are some leadership lessons from the amazing story of R.A. Dickey, who came from nowhere to become a dominant major league pitcher. (Every baseball fan should consider reading his memoir)

No Country for Old Lyrics – Boundless pulls an important lesson from a classic rock song: sometimes songs just don’t mean anything at all.

A Christian Who Won’t Label Sexuality – I’m fascinating by the continuing discussion of human sexuality and identity that we’re seeing in the church today. I appreciate much of Mark Meynell’s contribution in The Guardian.

God’s Image at the Kitchen Table – This is a helpful little reflection on one of life’s little moments. “Math homework. I hate math homework. Sitting at the kitchen table with the books out, pencils sharpened, and calculator close to hand, I just know that it’s going to be another hair-pulling, teeth-clenching, chair-squirming experience. And that’s only if things go well.”

Kindness makes a person attractive. If you would win the world, melt it, do not hammer it.

—Alexander MacLaren

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Coram Deo Pastors Conference)

    This week the blog and this giveaway are sponsored by the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. Dear brother pastor, In a spirit of prayerful expectation, I want to invite you to the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. This new event is hosted by Clearly Reformed (a new ministry I help to lead) and Christ Covenant Church (where…

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

    A La Carte: Order, preparation, and the Spirit’s leading / Desecration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Why did God stigmatize the disabled? / Who would I be if I was happy? / 7 parenting errors that can influence adult children to leave the faith / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.