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A La Carte (April 28)

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Pray for Nepal – Desiring God once called Suraj Kasula Nepal’s most unlikely church planter. He provides an important update on his country after the earthquake.

Second Edition – Zondervan has released a new second edition of my book The Next Story and Books at a Glance kindly wrote a review.

In Defense of the Sermon – This is an interesting and somewhat unconventional defense of the sermon. A key sentence: “It’s a fallacy to assume that the primary purpose of preaching is teaching.”

Antarctica – This video moves at a plodding pace, but it aptly displays the cold beauty of Antarctica.

Why Not Gay Marriage? – Kevin DeYoung makes the argument against gay marriage. “I’m concerned that many younger Christians—ironically, often those passionate about societal transformation and social justice—do not see the connection between a traditional view of marriage and human flourishing.”

Five Questions with Gary Thomas – Gary Thomas answers some good questions about marriage, dating, and pornography.

Those Who Think Read – “If we are too busy to think, then we are too busy. And if we are too busy to read, then we are too busy.”

Lewis

On the whole, God’s love for us is a much safer subject to think about than our love for Him.

—C.S. Lewis

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    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.