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The Essential Owen – Here’s a blog I’ve only just discovered. And it’s a good one. “John Owen was arguably the most brilliant theologian of the English language. While he was extraordinarily brilliant, his writings were not always extraordinarily accessible. It is the intention of this site and its author to glean from the good doctor, quotes and excerpts that show the Christ centered world view of this gifted Puritan divine.” In other words, it’s bite-sized portions of John Owen’s writings.

The Future of the Library – Be sure to check out Seth Godin’s thoughts on the future of the library. He’s got some interesting and important things to say about its future. And if libraries are your thing, you may also appreciate this article from Chris Brauns.

He Descended into Hell – Sandy Grant looks at that strange phrase from the Apostle’s Creed, “He descended into hell.”

Christianity & Liberalism – I’ll be reading Christianity & Liberalism along with hundreds of this site’s readers. If you’d like to get it cheap, check out Monergism Books. 1) Put any combination of books or eBooks worth over $3 in your shopping cart; 2) add Christianity and Liberalism (eBook) to your cart; 3) type the word machen at check out; 4) click apply and receive your free eBook. (A link will be sent to your email with download instructions).

The Century of Disasters – Slate has an article about the rash of disasters lately. Near the end of the column there are some useful practical thoughts on what it means and how we should (or shouldn’t) react.

Osama’s Porn Stash – Al Mohler draws some important lessons from the recently-revealed knowledge that Osama Bin Laden had a porn stash in his home.

You Need to Feed Yourself – Aaron Armstrong writes about that oft-repeated phrase, “You need to feed yourself.”

Gold can no more fill the spirit of a man, than grace his purse. A man may as well fill a bag with wisdom, as the soul with the world.

—Robert Bolton

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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…