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A La Carte (April 5)

Today’s Kindle deals include some really solid theological resources (like all five volumes of Reformed Dogmatics by Geerhardus Vos).

(Yesterday on the blog: How To Grow in Self-Confidence)

New: ESV Scripture Journals

You may be interested in these new ESV Scripture Journals, which “pair the entirety of individual books of the New Testament with lightly lined blank pages opposite each page of the biblical text, allowing readers to take extended notes or record insights and prayers directly beside corresponding passages of Scripture.” There’s one for each book of the NT. (Here’s a video to learn more.)

The Herculaneum Scrolls

What a neat story from 60 Minutes! “Scholars believe the damaged scrolls of Herculaneum could contain lost works of Greek philosophy, Roman poetry, or early Christian writings.” (Thomas Kidd comments briefly here.)

Is Civil Disobedience Biblical? (Video)

Dr. Matthew Hall answers this question in Honest Answers.

2018 Christian Book Award Finalists

ECPA has released the list of finalists for their annual book awards. I am pleasantly surprised by how many solid books have been nominated!

It Only Takes One

“Sometimes believers mistakenly conclude that God is stricter and more swift to bring judgment in the Old Testament era than He is in the New. This is, in part, an understandable conclusion. There is a sense in which God’s judgments seem to be suspended on account of the atoning death of Jesus. One might even go so far as to make the argument that common grace flows globally in the New Covenant era–more so than it even did in the Old–since God is sending the message of the Gospel to the nations in these last days.”

Let’s Rethink Our Language of ‘Calling’

Greg Handley talks about the need for care when applying the language of “calling”. He argues that language “moves us away from clear revelation to some other necessary experience.”

Safe, Comfortable, and Unhappy: Finding Life by Overcoming Fear

“Cowardice repulses us. Central to the human condition is the impulse to celebrate heroes, and despise cowards. As one human body, we exalt those who live with courage and honor, and together we decry those who have the power to rescue but do not.”

Flashback: A Quiz on the Atonement

How well do you know the doctrine of the atonement? This quiz is designed to help you find out.

Listen well, and you will be pronounced a brilliant conversationalist!

—Kent Hughes

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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…

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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.