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Heaven Is a Real Place, But… – I appreciated this perspective on the book Heaven is for Real: “What disturbs me are the reports I am hearing anecdotally from people about how Heaven Is For Real is regarded as ‘powerful evidence’ for biblical Christianity.”

If I Were John MacArthur – “If I were John MacArthur, for one thing, I’d be able to throw a football further than anyone reading this post. But I would also be faced with a conundrum of existential proportions: What’s next?” What do you do after preaching the entire New Testament verse-by-verse?

Gospel Meditations for Men – This book comes well recommended: “Authored by Chris Anderson and Joe Tyrpak, the booklet includes 31 devotional articles that explain the gospel and apply it to the everyday lives of singles, husbands, and fathers.”

Top 5 Deathbed Regrets – David has a listing of the top 5 deathbed regrets. I wonder if anyone truly dies without regret…

The Internet Is My Religion – A reader sent along this rather sad video. It shows that people will replace God with something, anything. This speaker revoked his Christian faith to place his faith in the Internet.

What Keeps Us from Mission – The Resurgence is beginning a series that ought to be interesting: Ten Things That Keep Us from Mission. Over 10 articles they’ll examine the following reasons: Too busy; Inadequate community support; Uncertainty of beliefs; Negative view of conversion; Loss of free time; Lack of common interests; Fear of condemnation; Fear of corruption; Fear about what to say; Loss of relationship.

To Satan no sight is beautiful but deformity itself, and no smell is sweet but filth and nastiness.

—John Calvin

  • The Night Is Far Gone

    The Night Is Far Gone

    There are few things in life more shameful than sleeping when you ought to be working, or slacking off when you ought to be diligent. When your calling is to be active, it is inappropriate and even sinful to remain passive. This is especially true when it comes to contexts that are of the highest…

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    A La Carte (April 15)

    A La Carte: Personal reflections on the 2024 eclipse / New earth books / 7 questions that teens need to answer / Was there really no death before the fall? / How to be humble instead of looking humble / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Exactly the Purpose God Intended

    Exactly the Purpose God Intended

    General revelation serves exactly the purpose God intended for it—it reveals his power and divine nature. But, its message, while important, is insufficient—insufficient by design. Though general revelation tells us about the existence of God, it does not tell us about how to be reconciled to God.

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    Weekend A La Carte (April 13)

    A La Carte: The pain of being single; the love that holds me fast / The Christian response to cultural catastrophe / The reduction of public Bible reading / All Things (a new song) / Why should I go to church? / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers, who also sponsored the blog last week with Overflowing Mercies. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by…

  • How Should We Then Die

    How Should We Then Die?

    Euthanasia makes a lot of sense. At least in our culture at this time, it makes intuitive sense that those who are ill without hope for a cure or those who are in pain without likelihood of relief ought to be able to choose to end their own lives. Our culture assumes there are few…