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Like everyone else between here and Texas, we’re about to get walloped by a snow storm. They’re calling it the storm of the year. Should be interesting. We’ve had this one coming…

DG Live-Stream – The Desiring God conference for pastors is on right now. You can catch live-streaming of the event at DG’s web site.

Free Audio Book – This month’s free audio book at ChristianAudio is Adopted for Life by Russell Moore. This is a fantastic book, so be sure to grab it!

The Gospel and Sexual Sin – Justin Holcomb: “Victims of sexual assault experience many devastating physical, psychological, and emotional effects. The most prevalent responses include denial, distorted self-image, shame, guilt, anger, and despair. If this is you (or someone you love), you need to understand that the gospel of Jesus applies to each of these.”

Media Discernment – “There’s been lots of talk and buzz concerning MTV’s controversial teen drama, Skins. In perfect world we wouldn’t be talking about Skins because it wouldn’t exist. In a near-perfect world we would be able to step into our kids’ lives and simply tell them to turn it off, or don’t turn it on in the first place… and they would gladly listen knowing that we had their best interests in mind. But the fact of the matter is that we don’t live a perfect world. So what do we do?” (HT:Z)

Jesus Body Was Broken – This week Mounce asks “Was Jesus’ Body ‘For’ You or ‘Broken’ for You?” “My brother-in-law asked me a question that came up in his Bible study the other day, and it illustrates several interesting points of Greek grammar. Thanks Terry.” Must be handy to have a Greek scholar in the family…

12 Questions to Ask of Albums – A handy guide to being a discerning listener: “My purpose in writing these 12 questions is to help people to foster what we might call joined-up listening – taking an album’s form, music, lyrics and construction as an integrated whole where possible.”

Improv Everywhere – It’s not their best ever, but it’s still enjoyable.

The Son cannot die for them whom the Father never elected, and the Spirit will never sanctify them whom the Father hath not elected nor the Son redeemed.

—Thomas Manton

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    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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    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

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    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: 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.