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You’ve Got Lies
Beth Spraul, who attends Capitol Hill Baptist Church, has written a very good article about chick flicks and the lies they brings.


A Review of N.T. Wright’s Justification
Guy Waters has a thorough and excellent review of N.T. Wright’s latest book Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision. It all leads to this unsurprising conclusion: “What is clear from Justification is that the fundamental concern of Wright’s Reformational readers remains unallayed and firmly in place: Wright’s views on justification have parted company with the teaching of the apostle Paul.”


The Trinity in Contemporary Worship Songs
I enjoyed listening to this lecture by Lester Ruth: “Lex Amandi, Lex Orandi: The Trinity in the Most Used Contemporary Christian Worship Songs.” He analyzes the most popular contemporary Christian worship songs and goes looking for evidence of trinitarian theology.


Cal.vini.st First Anniversary Giveaway
Cal.vini.st is giving away two copies of BibleWorks 8, each valued at $349.


Rain City Hymnal
Rain City Hymnal Volume 1 is a collection of a fresh approach to 12 ancient hymns. A product of Re:Sound, it features 5 different bands and is available for [free] download at NoiseTrade.


  • 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…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.