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A La Carte (April 7)

Today’s Kindle deals include a number of titles on evangelism, including one by John MacArthur. Also, there’s a new one there from GLH Publishing which is discounted for a week or so.

Dispatches from the Front is a wonderful series of videos and Westminster Books has them on sale, including the newest one which has only just released.

10 Things You Should Know about the Trinity

Fred Sanders has a nice little roundup.

Suffering is Not Magic and Mountaintops

We are prone to romanticize suffering and the spiritual mountaintops we hear about. The reality isn’t always so sweet.

How Ads Work on YouTube (Video)

Have you ever wondered how ads work on YouTube? This video will let you know.

Groom of the Stool

History is full of quirks and hilarity. Like this: “From the 1500s into the 1700s, British kings appointed lucky nobles the strangely prestigious chance to perform the king’s most private task of the day, as the Groom of the Stool.”

Ten Thoughts about the “Billy Graham Rule”

Denny Burk offers ten commonsense thoughts on the so-called Billy Graham Rule.

Reformed Podcasts

Monergism has compiled a list of some Reformed podcasts that may be of interest.

God Loves Us Enough to Disappoint Us

This is worth pondering: “I have been disappointed by how my job search in ministry has gone thus far. And that disappointment is perhaps one of God’s greatest blessings to me in this entire process.”

Flashback: Did God Break the Law for Love?

It happened again. A popular preacher said something in a sermon, it made its way to social media, and lots of people got upset. This happens quite often, doesn’t it? However, I am making an exception for one because I suspect quite a few people who saw it on their Facebook timeline are saying, “Hang on! What’s so wrong with what he said?”

A real Christian is known not by the cross he wears, but by the cross he bears.

—Steve Lawson

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 17)

    A La Carte: Think you’re immune to adultery? / One of the most hopeful reminders about sanctification / What do we do with dreams and visions? / Have you ever asked your church elders to visit and pray for you? / The neurodivergent believer / Preaching advice for busy pastors / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Open the Bible)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Open the Bible. They encourage you to enter to win a series of books from Open the Bible and Pastor Colin Smith! Included in the giveaway are: For All Who Grieve by Pastor Colin Smith. Written with compassion and understanding, yet honestly facing the difficult questions that…

  • Moral Vision

    From Washington & Jefferson to Trump & Biden

    The United States has produced more than its fair share of fascinating figures. Over the course of its storied history, it has produced a host of figures who have shaped the nation, the continent, and the world. Many of these have been its presidents and politicians, though others have been its inventors, its business leaders,…