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A La Carte (December 17)

Email and Time Management

This article (actually, a letter) contains a really important principle about the battle between email and creativity.

How to Love God by Getting More Sleep

Joe Carter writes about something I’m really bad at: Sleep. “My poor sleep hygiene was affecting my family, my work, and my physical health. And it was also affecting me spiritually.”

Christianity Today’s 2016 Book Awards

There are some very good (and some very not-good) books in Christianity Today’s annual book awards.

The New Perspective on Paul

Ever wondered what the New Perspective on Paul is all about? 5 Minutes in Church History tells you in, you guessed it, five minutes.

Christmas…The Real Story

You’ll enjoy watching John MacArthur tell the real story of Christmas.

This Day in 1843. 172 years ago today, Charles Dickens’ book A Christmas Carol was first published. *

Seeing Color

When I was in Germany this fall I was able to try some enChroma glasses, allowing me to see red and green for the first time (I’m red-green color blind). I just found the video on my phone and put it on Facebook.

Don’t Play Hard to Get in Marriage

Melissa: “It’s you he wants. All of you. It’s just one (essential) way to show your husband how much you love him. And, whatever you do, don’t underestimate the power of sex to help you feel wanted and needed and loved by your husband. Sex is for both of you.”


Perhaps the most common reason people don’t believe in God is simply this: They don’t want anyone telling them what to do.

—Kevin DeYoung

  • 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.