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Public Prayers – This pastor reflects on one of the things every pastor has to do: pray publicly. “This may come as a surprise but one of my least favorite things to do as a pastor is offer public prayer. I have, I believe, good reasons for my dislike of public prayer.”

Bad Samaritans – Are our cell phones and other devices turning us into bad Samaritans? This article at the Wall Street Journal is worth reading and considering.

Olive Tree – If you are an Olive Tree user, you may like to know that The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment is down to $5.99. There’s a load of other material marked down here.

Marriage, Sex and Cultural Counterfeits – If you are in Southern Ontario, you might be interested in this event. Denny Burk and I will be speaking at Ancaster Canadian Reformed Church on Saturday, November 30.

How to Pray for a Future Husband – Christians are called to pray for everything and anything. So what might a prayer for a future husband sound like?

10 Sanctification Errors to Avoid – Kevin DeYoung offers 10 errors related to santification and the gospel.

Am I Lord of My Wife? – Mounce looks at 1 Peter 3:6 and asks whether Peter means to say that a husband is lord of his wife.

Matthew Henry

A lion in God’s cause must be a lamb in his own.

—Matthew Henry

  • 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…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.