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A La Carte (April 22)


May the Lord be with you and bless you on this fine day.

Shepherds Please Think, “Protect Well.” Please Stop Saying, “Suffer Well.”

Bob Kellemen explains by way of personal example why it’s so important for Christians to think about protecting those who are suffering (rather than simply telling them to suffer well).

When Good Things Spiritually Harm Our Kids

“We worry about so many things when it comes to this world we’re raising kids in. But the truth is that the things we consider the most positive activities in our kids’ lives are the very things that are most likely to draw them away from Christ. It all starts with the example that we set.”

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A Very Detailed View Of A Crater On The Planet Mars

What a beautiful, haunting view of Mars. It’s incredible to think that we have explored just the tiniest sliver of God’s creation.

Why Christians Should (and Shouldn’t) Care About Religious Freedom

“There are two related ways in which Christians can ascribe a higher importance to religious freedom than they ought: the first is when Christians assume that advocating for religious freedom is sufficient for maintaining a faithful gospel witness; and the second is when Christians believe that religious freedom is somehow necessary to preserve this witness. Neither of these conclusions are true and, if left uncorrected, can prove harmful.”

Embracing Limits

“There’s an old story that used to be often told as a literary cautionary tale, that you don’t hear so much of these days: Faust.” It’s a powerful story, even if our contemporary society has somehow managed to reverse it.

Why Do New Believers Read Their Bible More and How We May Do the Same

“Have you ever noticed a common thread in every testimony? Upon being drawn to the Lord, almost every person reports an unquenchable hunger for the Lord’s Word.” And yet, so often “over time, both the yearning and dedication to the Lord abate.” This article wonders why that is and offers some ways to rekindle that desire.

Flashback: We Are All Theologians

Understood properly and practiced biblically, theology is not the accumulation of cold facts, but of accurate and true knowledge that is meant to work its way out in our thoughts and lives.

When life and death were set before you, why should death as the best of the two be chosen?

—Nathaniel Vincent

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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…

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    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…