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A La Carte (2/15)

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Harry Truman’s Love List – Having recently read David McCullough’s amazing biography of Harry Truman, I enjoyed this article at Smithsonian magazine. “As a celebration of 38 years of marriage, the former president shared his memories, both fond and bittersweet, from each anniversary.”

Covering the Asteroid – “NASA Television will provide commentary starting at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) on Friday, Feb. 15, during the close, but safe, flyby of a small near-Earth asteroid named 2012 DA14.” You will be able to watch it via livestream.

White SmokeForeign Policy has an insider’s guide to the election of a new pope. They cover the process and the likely candidates.

How Movies Teach Our Kids About Gender – “What are movies teaching our kids about gender, about what it means to be men and women? That’s the question Colin Stokes asks in this recent TED Talks video. Although he raises a number of good points, here are a couple of the more interesting ones.”

God’s LoveGod’s Love: A Bible Storybook is an iPad app that has been marked down to free for a few days.

Am I Called to Ministry? – Kevin DeYoung offers a good answer to the question (and it’s a question I think just about every Christian man asks at one time or another). If Kevin’s answer stirs up something, Dave Harvey’s Am I Called? is a good book to read.

Unnatural Postures – “We pull a smartphone from our pocket, and it seems to squeeze perfectly well into our life. It fits in our hand. It works on a table. But is the smartphone accommodating us, or are we accommodating the smartphone?” This is kind of an unusual but still interesting article. You’ll have to scroll down (after clicking the link) to read it.

We are more concerned about looking stupid (a fear of people) than we are about acting sinfully (fear of the Lord).

—Ed Welch

  • 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