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A La Carte (December 12)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of good titles by John Piper as well as some other good picks.

Logos users will want to check out the 12 Days of Logos sale that begins today.

The Christmas Present in Lot’s Cave

“The cave seemed like the perfect hiding place but soon it became the setting for one of the most heinous scenes in all of the Bible. But even here amid the darkness of depravity God was laying the tracks for an especially shocking revelation on Christmas morning.”

A Survivor of the Killing Fields

WORLD tells “How a Cambodian Christian overcame tragedy and horror thanks to the love, faith, and courage God gave him.”

Big Bother Is Watching

If you’re a Slack user, you may be interested in this look at the highs, lows, and future of Slack.

The Christmas Miracle of the Incarnate, Omnipresent Word

This is important: “In the end, the Incarnation is not for analysis but for worship.”

This Day in 1808. 198 years ago today the Bible Society of Philadelphia was organized, the first of its kind in America. Its purpose was to promote and distribute the Scriptures. *

Live, for the Moment

I found this an interesting (and concerning) article: “The pressure is on for extreme athletes to be constantly producing content, and it’s getting some of them killed.”

When God Changes Your Plans

You may enjoy this: “When Herod published his genealogy, it was missing anyone who was at all shady — and you know a guy like that had to have some crooked relatives that he took after.” That’s very different from Jesus’ genealogy!

The Story Behind “Silent Night”

Here’s the story behind a Christmas favorite.

Flashback: It Changed My Life!

I am convinced that I have been shaped more by one thousand regular sermons than by any one spectacular conference message; I have been shaped by five hundred very ordinary Lord’s Suppers more than any one powerful moment of worship.

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Alas if our children lose the crown of life, it will be small consolation that they have won laurels of literature or art.

—C.H. Spurgeon

  • 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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  • 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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