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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


  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…

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    A La Carte (June 18)

    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.