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A La Carte (April 10)

Today’s Kindle deals include several work-related titles from Crossway and various other books that are worth checking out.

Why are Bibles Printed With the Text in Two Columns? (Video)

This video answers the perplexing question as to why Bibles tend to be printed with two columns.

Just Give Me Jesus

Here’s a bit of a look at people who want Jesus but without the church.

How Stephen Baldwin’s Thief on the Cross Reached Millions

TGC covers this strange phenomenon.

Why Trains Are So Expensive (Video)

You’ve probably noticed before that it’s often more expensive to take a train than to fly. Here’s why.

The War on Christians in the Middle East

“In effect, the world is witnessing the rise of an entire new generation of Christian martyrs. The carnage is occurring on such a vast scale that it represents not only the most dramatic Christian story of our time, but arguably the premier human rights challenge of this era as well.” (See also Egypt’s Copts Don’t Have Any (Benedict) Options.)

Are Short-Term Mission Trips Valuable?

Randy Alcorn takes a crack at this question.

The Cast of Characters

Justin Taylor has a guide to the cast of characters who play a role in Jesus’s final week.

Hosting and Accepting Speaking Engagements

I’ve been working on an article on this, too. But for now, here’s Jared Wilson’s take on how to host and accept speaking engagements.

Flashback: How Many People Go To Your Church?

It usually doesn’t take long for a conversation with a pastor to progress to that point. For the pastor this can be a moment of pride or humility, freedom or shame. And somehow it is a question that always seems to come up.

We may never know the treacherous journey people have taken to land in the pew next to us.

—Rosaria Butterfield

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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.

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    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…