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Toronto the Good – Here is an article describing how Toronto got its nickname, Toronto the Good. It all began with a Christian and a spiritual revival.

Kindle on Sale – Woot is somehow offering a one-day sale on the Kindle with the price all the way down at $149. This is by the far the cheapest I’ve ever seen the Kindle. They say they’re in some kind of gray area with the pricing, but seeing as Woot is owned by Amazon, I don’t think there’s any real concern.

Ten Questions For Spiritual Conversation – I’m sure I’ve linked to this before, but it’s worth looking over every now and again. It’s Don Whitney’s list of questions to ask to begin a spiritual conversation.

Are You There, God? – Slate covers Christian fiction for young adults. “The new popular source of girl power isn’t a hyper-sexed Miley Cyrus video or Candace Bushnell’s recently published Sex and the City prequel about Carrie Bradshaw’s teen years. If you look past the Bible-study scenes, young-adult novels from evangelical authors and publishers are offering their young Christian readers a surprisingly empowering guide to adolescence. “

Ligonier Video – Almost all the rest of the videos from the Ligonier conference have been posted. This now includes the talks by Al Mohler and Derek Thomas that I’ve been talking about the past couple of weeks. Make sure you click on the word SAT to switch to the Saturday talks.


  • 24 Years of Being a Dad

    24 Years of Being a Dad

    It was on this day 24 years ago that I became a dad. I suppose I had already been a dad for the past nine months and 10 days—a full-term of pregnancy plus a few extra days of waiting. But on March 5, 2000, I finally got to meet my firstborn, my boy, my sweet…

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    A La Carte (March 5)

    A La Carte: My daughter plays competitive club volleyball / Temptations common to marriage / Does the doctrine of limited atonement undermine evangelism? / Sycophants and liars / Your ministry shouldn’t bother starting a YouTube or TikTok / and more.

  • An Appeal For Help, An Opportunity For Missions

    This week the blog is sponsored by New Covenant OPC and is written by Michael Grasso, Pastor of New Covenant OPC. Our church, New Covenant OPC, recently started a building campaign to build a new place to worship because we have outgrown our current facilities.  I have been told several times about the difficulties of…

  • Ordinary

    We Who Are So Ordinary

    A couple of years ago I listened to an interview with a critic of Christianity. He was a person who claimed to love Christ, yet who seemed to have little use for Christ’s church and little good to say about Christ’s people. There was one critique that especially stood out to me

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    A La Carte (March 4)

    A La Carte: Christians should long for giftedness / Talking about race in 2024 / No creed but the Bible / 7 blessings older saints offer the church / Is it okay for Christians to grieve? / Kindle and book deals / and more.

  • What Is the Best Thing In Life?

    What Is the Best Thing In Life?

    Any time we consider the spiritual disciplines, or means of grace, it is crucial that we remember not only the great purpose of these habits but also the great blessing they represent. We were made to know God and to be known by God. We were made in the image of God to have a…