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A La Carte (12/19)

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God Restrains Evil – Randy Alcorn is working toward an answer to this question: Why doesn’t God do more to restrain evil and suffering. Have you ever considered that God may already been restraining 99.99% of evil and suffering?

What Should the Church Expect in 2013? – This is not the kind of article I tend to enjoy, yet I benefited from reading and thinking about Sam Rainer’s thoughts on what the church should expect in the year to come. There’s good insight here, I think.

Let My Tebow Go – This article is a fascinating hybrid of sports and some brand of spirituality.

MacArthur’s Top Twelve – Have you ever wondered which of John MacArthur’s books have sold the most copies? Jesse Johnson did the research and shares the results.

Two different people emailed me yesterday to say they’ve released iPad apps based on The Pilgrim’s Progress. Here they are if you’re interested: #1 and #2.

Weaving a Web – Check out this timelapse video of a spider building its web. It’s worth the minute it takes to watch it.

A Time of Reflection – I was really encouraged to see pastor Joey Newton talking about Jesus on NBC’s coverage of the Newtown tragedy. (Fast-forward to around 6:38 to go right to his part)

A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.

—John Calvin

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • 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