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A La Carte (8/24)

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Tired of Hearing “The Gospel” – Thabiti goes on a bit of a rant in this post. It’s worth reading. “It’s ubiquitous. And it’s becoming an inflexible law. We dare not face any issue without the requisite hat tip to ‘the gospel.’ If we do, there’s bound to be someone to write us a ticket for our verbal violation, to insist we missed a ‘gospel’ opportunity.”

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – This article has given me some pretty good food for thought. The author shows how success is a catalyst for failure.

Practical Law-Gospel Theology – Tullian Tchividjian describes a difficult situation his church is going through. “Our church was recently hit with a high-ranking moral tragedy. It was discovered that a staff member (and close friend) was engaging in marital infidelity.” Read how he has begun to lead his people through this.

A Bachelor Pastor – This is a powerful message from a bachelor pastor who is about to get married.

$5 Friday – There are several good deals in Ligonier’s $5 Friday. They include two books by R.C. Sproul and one by Richard Phillips. There are also some good teaching series.

We Waste 40% of Our Food – In the West we have unparalleled prosperity and that generates unparalleled waste. “Each year, about 40 percent of all food in the United States goes uneaten. It’s just tossed out or left to rot. … By one recent estimate, Americans are squandering the equivalent of $165 billion each year by rubbishing so much food.”

The Reward of His Suffering – Matt Papa has just released a new single; all the profits are going to missions. The song begins at about 1:40.

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

—Charles Spurgeon

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Coram Deo Pastors Conference)

    This week the blog and this giveaway are sponsored by the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. Dear brother pastor, In a spirit of prayerful expectation, I want to invite you to the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. This new event is hosted by Clearly Reformed (a new ministry I help to lead) and Christ Covenant Church (where…

  • 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.