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A La Carte (April 3)

Today’s Kindle deals include a long, long list from Crossway and Zondervan as they mark the start of The Gospel Coalition Conference. Seriously, it’s a massive list of really good deals.

Baseball’s opening day is here. You may enjoy this video on the game or this tribute I wrote last year titled “The Perfect Game.”

Being Pence-ive about Dinner with the Ladies

Adam Parker reflect on Mike Pence and the Billy Graham Rule. So does Karen Swallow Prior.

The Oil Cross

Here’s kind of a sad one about a girl raised in a superstitious subculture dominated by spiritual warfare.

The TGC National Conference Livestream Schedule

TGC begins today. Justin Taylor provides the livestream schedule for those, like me, who are not attending.

Obsessed with Audiobooks

According to Quartz, “America’s unhealthy obsession with productivity is driving its biggest new reading trend.”

A Long, Hard Slog

The truth about missions in any context is that it’s a long, hard slog.

Church Life: Keep It Two Chevrons Apart

“Life in our modern West could do with a ‘keep apart two chevrons’ policy. So could life in many of our modern Western churches. The mantra among many evangelicals is often ‘Couldn’t we be doing more?’ And the answer is ‘Yes’, it’s always ‘Yes’. Of course you could be doing more, but the question is should you be doing more?”

3 Reasons Why Preaching Is Not Casual

Josh Buice gives three solid reasons that preaching is not (and must never be) casual.

Flashback: If I Wrote the Bible

What if I had written my own bible? How would it be different? How would a simple, sinful person like myself approach the task of writing a standard of faith and practice that was meant to transcend all times, contexts and cultures?

The hour is coming when we shall be astonished to think what mere trifles were once capable of discouraging us.

—John Newton

  • 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…

  • Tell Me

    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…