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I have been posting links to some free or heavily-discounted ebooks and today I’ve got a few more links for you to check out. Puritan Library has loads of free classics for you to download in various ebook formats. Matthias Media has the ebook version of The Essential Jesus available for free. This site has the church fathers and many other classics. And back to Kindle-only, Sam Storms’ To the One Who Conquers has been discounted to $1.99.

Pentecost Songs – Cardiphonia has put together a collection of newly-recorded songs that celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit. And it’s all free for the taking.

How a Calvinist Fights – Ray Ortlund shares some wisdom from John Newton.

The Noun Project – This is rather interesting: a project that “collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world’s visual language, so we may share them in a fun and meaningful way.”

Men Are Dogs – Owen Strachan comments on a piece written by Maureen Dowd. Dowd looks at the Anthony Weiner scandal with some disgust.

Celebrity Pastors – Kevin DeYoung has some useful things to say about celebrity pastors in this article. “Over the past months there has been a good deal of back and forth on the blogs (good blogs from people I respect) about the dangers of ‘celebrity pastors.’ As is often the case with these matters, there are many legitimate concerns to be made and many overreactions to avoid.”

Solar Eruption – Here is some video of the recent solar eruption. It’s amazing to think of the sheer power of what happened there…

Our repentance needs to be repented of, and our tears washed in the blood of Christ. –George Whitefield


  • 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.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.