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A La Carte (April 10)

Today’s Kindle deals include a fantastic and massive list of deals ranging far and wide. We must be coming up on T4G. There should be just as many tomorrow.

(Yesterday on the blog: My Dear, Sweet Girl)

Humboldt Pastor’s Anguished Speech: ‘Where was God?’

Sean Brandow has had to pastor a team and a town through a terrible tragedy here in Canada. Here is his speech from the vigil for the victims of that horrific bus accident.

When Worry Steals Your Joy

This is a good example of preaching truth to yourself in difficult times.

Plague 101 | National Geographic (Video)

If you read history you’ll soon run across various plagues. This video from National Geographic tells what they were all about.

Puritan

This looks like it’s going to be a great documentary. It’s coming next year.

In Loving Memory of Lil’ Rick

Rick Thomas provides a neat little example of how God uses very ordinary situations. “You start looking for what God may be up to in His world. You know He is up to something because He is always up to something. You don’t know what it is while you’re getting your milk, but you’re confident the Lord has something cool in store for you.”

Does Your Heart Run on Hype? The Emotional Power of Ordinary Sundays

“Have you ever felt like the odd one out at a church service, the only one who’s not ‘feeling it?’ Does it sometimes seem like everyone else is on the emotional mountaintop and you’ve been left behind in the valley?” Probably…

The 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity

This is the start of what looks to be a very promising series.

China Bans Online Bible Sales as It Tightens Religious Controls

The New York Times reports on China’s new Bible ban.

Flashback: How Many People Go To Your Church?

Let’s stop asking, “How many people go to your church?” And when someone asks us that question, let’s not feel obliged to give a direct answer.

Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God’s grace.

—Jerry Bridges

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

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    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • 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…