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He Has Not Hidden His Face
Here’s a video of Ryan Ferguson reciting Psalm 22 (Ryan does dramatic recitations of a variety of Scripture passages).


House: The Movie
House is a new film based on a novel written by Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti. With The Passion of the Christ it has become just the second Christian film to receive an R rating. “Imprisoned with another troubled couple in a house of true horrors, they are forced to play a one-night game of life and death with a crazed murderer … and each other. When they come face-to-face with evil, they discover it is instantly recognizable.”


Stay-at-Home Dads
Mark Driscoll (along with his wife) takes on the subject of stay-at-home dads.


The Center of God’s Will
Ray Pritchard explains why you are not in the center of God’s will for your life.


What You’re Paying For
This article discusses what was added to the bailout bill when it went from 3 pages in its original form to 442 pages as signed into law. “The bill has become, in other words, something almost unrelated to the business of bailing out Wall Street. The Beltway term for this is a ‘Christmas tree bill,’ meaning everyone gets to hang their favorite spending projects on it–though by the time Congress gets it through, it more closely resembles a slop bucket.”


Why Woman Hate Sarah Palin
According to TIME’s Belinda Luscombe, the explanation is simple: women are spiteful, jealous and mean! “Women are weapons-grade haters. Hillary Clinton knows it. Palin knows it too. When women get their hate on, they don’t just dislike, or find disfavor with, or sort of not really appreciate. They loathe — deeply, richly, sustainingly.”


Demons: A Sonnet
An interesting sonnet from the archives of Matthias Media’s Briefing.


A Review of Religulous
Culture11 reviews this new movie. “Let’s face it: Bill Maher is smart. And funny. Problem is, he’s also crass, arrogant, smug, and, with some frequency, totally insufferable. The common name for someone like this is “jerk.” But unlike most jerks, that endless supply of lumbering brutes whose only goal in life is to goad others, you can’t quite dismiss Maher — because, well, he’s smart. And funny.”


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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.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…