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Steven Curtis Chapman – Andrew Peterson writes about touring with Steven Curtis Chapman: “Everyone I know in Nashville who knows Steven has said to me something like, “I love Steven. He’s a good man.” But from the first week of the tour I discovered that Steven isn’t a good man. He’s as sinful as the rest of us. He wears his weakness on his sleeve. He’s quick to share his pain and his struggle.”

There Is Hope! – Be sure to read Greg Lucas’ proclamation of hope even in the darkest valleys of loving and dealing with a disabled child.

On Kony and Viruses – My wife and I have both been reading this blog (written by missionaries who were in Uganda for 17 years) for a good long time so were anxious to get their take on Kony and the recent Kony 2012 campaign. They offer both praise and critique.

Monergism Books – Monergism Books has a coupon for you that will get you 10% off your entire order (over $55). With prices already lower than Amazon, you can save some good money here. Create your order, look for the “coupon code” box, and input coupon code march2012.

The Father Said No – Thabiti Anyabwile offers five reasons that the Father said “No” when Jesus asked him to take away the cup of God’s wrath.

Blue Like Jazz – The movie adaptation of Blue Like Jazz is coming to theatres in a month; here is an interesting early review of it.

I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.

—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