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A La Carte (August 7)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some by Piper, some by Keller, and some by others.

I know a lot of people have shown interest in the ESV Scripture Journals. They are now available in hardcover and are on sale at Westminster Books.

A Celebration Of Wellness

Anne Kennedy celebrates National Wellness Month. Kind of. “Set down that pile of work! Tell your baby to hush himself! Back away from your kitchen counter! This is Your Time!”

Dear America, You and I Have a Complicated Relationship

“I’ve never wholly and completely been one of your own, which has left me feeling like an outsider. But like the astronauts who have the privilege of seeing our planet as a small blue marble, I’ve had the privilege of seeing you, for many years, from the outside. A different perspective is always a privilege.”

Vorticity 2 (Video)

You could probably argue that this is a minute or two too long. But it sure is beautiful.

Valley of Delusion

Janie B. Cheaney: “A small exchange, but it indicates the direction we’re headed. How far we can travel in that direction is not so indicative. After reading about it for the last several years, and talking with the one transgendered person I know by name, I’ve come to some conclusions about the social phenomenon known as transgenderism.”

How Atkins Became Keto

There is always some trendy diet all my friends are trying. The latest is Keto. This article tells how it is and isn’t just the Atkins diet of a decade ago.

The Day I Went to Court

Here’s a meaningful poem to enjoy.

How Should Missionaries Help Create Indigenous Worship Music?

What an interesting look at something few of us have really thought about.

Flashback: 10 Issues To Work Through Before You Get Married

While courtship and engagement is, of course, the time to plan a wedding, it is also the time to plan a marriage. Here, drawn from the work of Jim Newheiser, is a list of issues to work through before you get married.

Our goal should be to raise not self-confident children, but God-dependent adults.

—Paul Tautges

  • 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.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.