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32 Things About Spurgeon – “January 31, 2013 it will have been 121 years since the great preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon passed away. In memory of him I bring to you 32 things you might not know about Charles Spurgeon.” I love articles like these.

How Much Do I Need to Know? – Michael Horton looks at the question of “How much do I need to know in order to be saved?” and says it’s kind of like a dating couple asking “How far can we go?” It’s the wrong question.

Only Once in 30 Days – Thabiti Anyabwile resolved that he would be a more faithful evangelist, yet he has found that far more difficult than he had thought. This article is very honest, sharing both success and failure.

Dan and Me – Denny Burk dug up an article about a stereotype-wrecking friendship between Chick-Fil-A’s Dan Cathy and LGBT activist Shane Windmeyer.

Cut Off for 40 Years – In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga. Smithsonian has a long article about a fascinating little snippet of history.

Children and Porn Culture – This is a disheartening and difficult read, but parents would do well to arm themselves with an idea of just how pornified kids are today. This article focuses primarily on the pressures on young girls.

Compare Scripture with Scripture. False doctrines, like false witnesses, agree not among themselves.

—William Gurnall

  • 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…

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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.