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A La Carte (5/12)

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If you haven’t yet, and if you’re interested in reading a classic book together, be sure to check out the poll I posted yesterday. There are 2 to choose from, voting will close very soon, and it’s neck-in-neck. Click here to vote.

Transforming Neighborhoods by Transforming Schools – I really appreciate a lot of what this article says about the role of Christians in the public schools. Hey, even if you don’t send your children to public school, how about volunteering at one to keep the gospel there?

Hospitality and Small Children – Abigail offers up some great thoughts on being hospitable despite having small children. A lot of people give up hospitality because of their little ones; Abigail tells you why you shouldn’t do that.

Best Winter Moves – It’s been a while since I posted a baseball-related link. So I don’t feel guilty about this one, which describes the best moves of the off-season. The Blue Jays did well for themselves.

African Weddings – This article from Conrad Mbewe offers an interesting glimpse into the peculiarities of another culture.

Spiritual Depression – Granted Ministries (think Paul Washer) has just released a nice new version of Martyn-Lloyd Jones’ classic Spiritual Depression. As a special bonus it includes a CD that contains the original sermons the book was based upon.

Rock of Ages – A free MP3 of a folky version of “Rock of Ages.” I like it.

Shallow Small Group – I’ve been to small groups like this one. (HT:Everyone)

Whoever brings an affliction, it is God who sends it.

—Thomas Watson

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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

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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…