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A La Carte (December 18)

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good selection, including some (actually good) books on health–rather a good theme to consider heading into a new year. Crossway will give you a free copy of Justified by Faith Alone by R.C. Sproul.

Spurgeon’s 15 Tips for a Deep and Effective Prayer Life

Here are 15 tips from Charles Spurgeon for a deep and effective prayer life. And who doesn’t want that?

Should Christians be Free to Obey Our Conscience?

“If you are a Christian and you advocate that the State is justified in making Christians participate, in any way, in a gay marriage, I believe you’ve ripped the rug from under yourself – if it is fine for the State to violate other Christians’ consciences this time, what’s to prevent them from violating yours next?”

12 Days of Logos

Get up to 80% off in this Christmas Deal. Take advantage of this limited time offer while it last. Shop and save today. (Sponsored link)

A Bizarre 1980s Consumerist Frenzy Over a Dimpled Doll (Video)

Do you remember the fuss over the world’s ugliest doll? “Why did this doll go so big? Was it the marketing campaign, which made the doll seem real since you ‘adopted’ them? Was it the ‘designer’ aspect, complete with signature on the doll’s tush? The Cabbage Patch Kid was the viral sensation of 1980s childhood, and no one should be more embarrassed than the parents in this footage, squawking and fighting in desperation to grab one from the shelf. “

A Note of Thanks for R.C. Sproul

Joni Eareckson Tada writes this beautiful note about Dr. Sproul.

Listen Up! Songs from the Parables of Jesus

Here is a new children’s album by Sovereign Grace Music that you and your family may enjoy. Based on a couple of listens, I think it may be among their best.

£70,000 Patek Philippe vs £4,000 Omega (Video)

I couldn’t endorse paying this much for a watch, but I sure can enjoy the incredible precision and craftsmanship that goes into it.

A Great Sexual Reckoning

Mindy Belz writing for WORLD magazine: “A flood of harassment cases reminds us that sex is sacred and transgression is costly. Yet even in a fallen world, faithful men and women can treat one another with honor”

Flashback: The Gossip Rag of the Reformed World

The Bible offers strict warnings against meddling and gossiping. It warns against sticking our noses into issues that do not concern us. But at the same time it assigns to each of us the responsibility to guard others, to warn them about those who might harm them or lead them astray.

We can no more assist the Holy Spirit in the quickening of our souls to spiritual life than Lazarus could help Jesus raise him from the dead.

—R.C. Sproul

  • Why Do I Feel Such Profound Loneliness?

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and is written by Steve DeWitt. The story of human loneliness has its roots in the character of God and God’s purpose in creating us.  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created…

  • Stop Swiping Start Serving

    Stop Swiping, Start Serving

    I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that in the past few weeks, you have probably not gotten rip-roaring drunk nor participated in a debauched drinking party. You have probably not given yourself over to rampant sexual immorality or a life obsessed with sensuality. At least, I hope not

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    A La Carte (May 20)

    A La Carte: What media got wrong about supposed Christian self-immolation / We are walking on holy ground / “His Glory and My Good” / How pop Nietzscheanism masquerades as Christianity / Why a full calendar doesn’t necessarily produce mature church members / Thinking biblically about social justice / John Piper Kindle deals / and…

  • One Measure of Greatness

    One Measure of Greatness

    While all of us ought to see evidence of marked growth in our knowledge of God, our relationship with him, and our obedience to him, none of us ever evolves beyond our need for the ordinary means of grace. We never “level up” to such a degree that we gain access to some hidden extraordinary…

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    Weekend A La Carte (May 18)

    A La Carte: What it takes to survive ministry / The power of prayer / The dog’s game / Why do Christians do bad things? / Does it matter whether seminary education is in-person or online? / Greet one another with a … what? / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Zondervan Reflective)

    This week the giveaway is sponsored by  Zondervan Reflective. When writers write, they are getting in touch with the image of God in them. This is true in some way of all artistry, but writers especially create worlds, characters, histories, and transformation–all ex nihilo (“out of nothing”). In The Storied Life, veteran author Jared C. Wilson…