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A La Carte (April 8)


Today’s Kindle deals include several good books from Crossway.

(Yesterday on the blog: I Will Wait For You (Psalm 130): Singing from the Depths)

This Is America

Here’s some insight: “I have a feeling that many Christians see the Bible’s warnings about ‘wolves in sheep’s clothing’ in this abstract way of crazies like the t.v. Evangelists who are shoving everyone in the forehead off of their stage. Don’t be fooled. Satan is much craftier than that.” Indeed.

8 Questions You Must Face as You Fight Pornography

This is wise counsel for those who help others in the battle against pornography.

Arctic Geese Chicks Jump Off Cliff to Survive (Video)

This video isn’t fun to watch, but it’s plenty interesting.

The Strategic Friendship of Financial Supporters

“Such is the God we serve that when he wants to build a temple, he doesn’t wave a wand but stirs the hearts of his children to generously, joyfully give. When he wants to reach a nation, he rarely sends a company of glorious angels. Instead he sends a team of fallible humans. And when he wants to use an individual, he rarely chooses the most gifted, but the most ordinary—propped up by the quiet prayers and tangible love of her friends.”

Child Brides in Africa Are Advertised on Facebook and Sold to Old Men

“The sisters belong to the Becheve community, a large tribe of 17 villages in Obanliku where there is a long tradition in which young girls—often referred to as ‘money women’ or ‘money wives’—are sold in exchange for food or livestock or cash, or to settle debts.” And now that long tradition has been joined to a new technology.

Nothing Has Snuck Past God (Video)

Trip Lee shares a good illustration that makes an even better point.

Putting the “Service” Back in Worship Service

“Week after week, many of us attend a worship served not a worship service. Don’t understand what I mean? Perhaps this will help.” I suspect the article will, indeed, help…

Flashback: Shades of Love

I have been thinking about all the different kinds of love I have been able to experience, I have been considering how each one is unique, and I have been pondering how together these loves point me to one that must envelop and transcend them all.

He that lacks assurance of God’s love, converses too much with Satan.

—John MacArthur

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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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    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: 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.