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Everything I Know About Pastoral Ministry – Thabiti Anyabwile: “Nearly everything I think I know about pastoral ministry I’ve learned from someone else. Usually the learning has come in one-sentence statements mentioned in almost throw-away lines. Often it’s been driving along in the car talking about life and ministry.” He shares some of those lines.

Our 2 Nearest Galaxies – “NASA is determined to bring the final frontier closer than ever — or at least a small, photographic slice of it. Using NASA’s Swift satellite, astrophysicists at Goddard Space Flight Center and Pennsylvania State University were able to create a stunningly detailed survey of the two galaxies closest to us: the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds.”

Weakness Is the Way – Carl Trueman reviews J.I. Packer’s new book Weakness Is the Way and highly commends it.

8 Quirky Houses – Here are 8 quirky houses from around the world.

Randy Alcorn on Money – Through books, interviews and other media, Randy Alcorn has mentored me on the way I understand and use money. This is another helpful interview with him.

Where Are the Cures? – “Have you noticed that there’s not much news about embryonic stem cell research these days? … Ten years on, where are the cures? There are none. Not one person has been cured. Instead, as Michael Cook reports over at Mercator, there is grossly under-reported failure and fraud…”

Canada & the USA – Here’s the weird story of the border between Canada and the US of A.

A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing.

—Martin Luther

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    Weekend A La Carte (March 2)

    A La Carte: The only way out of our desperate hypocrisy / Are Evangelicals too hard on men? / 9 healthy ways to respond to criticism / Is God disappointed with me? / 4 snapshots of dispensationalism today / Logos and Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Help The Persecuted)

    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…

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    A La Carte (March 1)

    A La Carte: Rumblings of revival among Gen Z / Addition by subtraction / Seeing red / Burying the talents of the Great Rewarder / Inviting evaluation of your preaching / Book and Kindle deals / and more.

  • New and Notable Books

    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte (February 29)

    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?