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A La Carte (August 1)


I’m not really posting Kindle deals this week, so check back on Monday to find out what’s new.

Do the Gospels Borrow from Pagan Myths?

This is a very common charge against the Bible. But is it based on reality? “Why should anyone see Jesus as being distinct from the pagan gods? Could it be that the New Testament stories of Jesus represent the fictive myth of an ancient mystery cult that’s survived for 2,000 years? Or is there something different about the accounts of Jesus’s time on earth?”

How a Boeing 737 Was Stolen (And Never Found) (Video)

How do you steal a jet and get away with it? Like this, I guess…

The Piper and The Meyer – An Epic Ballad

I guess this would be labeled a work of love and affection!

On Becoming Presbyterian

I remain fully committed to baptist theology. Yet I still enjoyed reading this brother’s long and deliberate journey to Presbyterian convictions.

Why Do People Say “Jesus H. Christ?”

Obviously you should never say “Jesus H. Christ” since it blasphemously misuses the Lord’s name. But it is still interesting to know where the rather odd exclamation came from. “Eventually, the phrase ‘Jesus H. Christ’ became something of a joke and it began to be used as a mild expletive. In his autobiography, the American author Mark Twain (a.k.a. Samuel Langhorne Clemens; lived 1835–1910) observed that the phrase was already in common use when he was still a young lad.”

How Can I Forgive My Parents for Childhood Abuse?

John Piper answers a very difficult question.

Three Cautions and Encouragements for Dads

Here’s one for the fathers.

Flashback; What Is the Bible, Anyway?

The Bible guides us to its purpose and power through the many metaphors it uses to describe itself. Here is a pretty good collection of them.

Wherever the Holy Spirit dwells, His presence creates a hunger for holiness.

—Donald Whitney

  • 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…

  • 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.