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A La Carte (December 1)

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ESV Reader’s Bible

Westminster Books has a great deal on the cloth over board ESV Reader’s Bible. Today’s the last day to get it at just $10 (a 67% discount). The Reader’s Bible has no verse markings and is meant to allow you to read the Bible like any other book.

The First Review

David Steele has written the first review of my new book Do More Better which releases today. Darryl Dash also wrote an early review. (Buy the book)

6 Principles for Student Ministry

These are solid principles related to student and youth ministry.

Did Jesus Lie?

Bill Mounce gives a quick (but good) answer to the question of whether Jesus lied in John 7:8.

The Edges of Faith and the Center of the Zeitgeist

Several days ago, Kent Dobson, successor at Rob Bell’s famous Mars Hill Bible Church, stepped down as teaching pastor. Dustin Messer offers some interesting reflections on Dobson’s announcement and the reasons behind it.

Hymns of Grace

Hymns of Grace looks like a great resource. It’s a new hymn book from Grace Community Church and The Master’s Seminary that includes many of the new hymns we love (but which haven’t yet made it into most hymnals).

This Day in 1857. 158 years ago today, John Paton was licensed to preach the gospel. He spread the gospel both in Glasgow, Scotland and the New Hebrides islands (now the nation of Vanuatu). *

Wild Scotland

And speaking of Scotland, be sure to watch this video of some of its wild beauty.

Paris Slowly Coming to Terms With a New Vulnerability

This will probably remind you a little bit of New York City in the aftermath of 9/11. “Though tributes to the victims of the Nov. 13 attacks have begun to erode at sites like the Place de la République, many in France are still coming to terms with the fact that the terrorist strikes might not be the last.”


He who begins by seeking God within himself may end by confusing himself with God.

—B.B. Warfield

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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.

  • 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…