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A La Carte (December 17)


I spent a long time looking for Kindle deals and came up with just a handful of them.

You may be interested in knowing that Amazon has family board games on sale today. Clue is one of our family favorites.

(Yesterday on the blog: Faith Children’s Village: A Ministry You Should Know)

How Do I Battle Subtle Temptations to Lust?

John Piper offers some really helpful and honest advice here. “I’d like to point to five passages of Scripture. Each of them addresses, I think, an aspect of the battle for purity, even in regard to a wife’s women’s magazines. I know exactly what he’s talking about. I could name them. I dumped three of them in the garbage yesterday.”

Who are the 144,000 in Revelation? (Video)

Tom Schreiner takes on a tough question we’ve all asked at one time or another.

Some Common Evangelical Problems about the Bible

Writing for TGC Canada, George Sinclair brings clarity to some common problems.

Think You Know the Christmas Story? Here are Five Common Misconceptions

Michael Kruger: “It might be useful, then, to reflect on a few common misconceptions about the Christmas story. The best way to validate the Christmas story to the Ebeneezer Scrooge’s out there is to make sure we’ve got it right ourselves. Here are five of them.”

Did King Saul Really Talk to the Spirit of Samuel, Or Was it a Demonic Impersonation?

“King Saul’s meeting with the witch of En-dor was absolutely forbidden by God. But what exactly took place there? From one of our Ask R.C. events, R.C. Sproul explores what we can and cannot know from the account in 1 Samuel 28.”

2020 Reading Challenge for Kids and Teens is Here!

If you’re trying to get your kids interested in reading more, you may want to look into this reading challenge.

What Makes Delhi’s Air So Deadly

I’ve been in Delhi during the extra-smoggy time of the year. It was not pleasant! Here’s why it gets so bad.

Flashback: George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, You, and Me

At some point you may well be faced with the opportunity to go rooting through another person’s emails after they have been hacked and made public. So let me ask: Will you read those emails?

If nothing else will do to sever me from my sins, Lord, send me such sore and trying calamities as shall awake me from earthly slumbers. It must always be best to be alive to Thee, whatever be the quickening instrument.

—Robert Murray McCheyne

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