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A La Carte (December 26)

Today’s Kindle deals include a collection of daily devotional from Crossway. Also, Amazon has put a collection of New York Times bestsellers on sale.

Aleppo

The International Missions Board tells how Aleppo became a city of suffering and how people in North America can help.

Fast Food Menu of Calories

This little infographic shows just how many calories there are in various fast food favorites.

Download The Westminster Shorter Catechism

Ligonier Ministries (this week’s sponsor) would like to offer you a free download of Sinclair Ferguson’s reading of The Westminster Shorter Catechism. It’s free for the taking!

A Fatal Meltdown

The first fatal nuclear meltdown in the U.S. happened in 4 milliseconds. This is how it happened (and why it can’t happen like that again).

Spurgeon: Santa or Scrooge?

I recently linked to an article about Spurgeon being a little less than enthusiastic about Christmas. This one clarifies a little more.

This Day in 1065. The first building of Westminster Abbey was dedicated. *

Jesus is the Smartest Man Who Ever Lived

Jared Wilson: “Jesus was the smartest man who ever lived. We have to get that through our thick skulls if we want to make a hill of beans difference for the kingdom in this world.”

Don’t Call Andrew Jackson a Coward (Video)

This video tells the time that future president Andrew Jackson shot and killed a man for calling him a coward.

Oxford Dictionary’s 2016 Word of the Year

Ravi Zacharias explains why Oxford Dictionary’s 2016 word of the year is important for us to know and understand.

Flashback: Imperishable Beauty

This young man was pursuing a woman, but suddenly found she wasn’t attractive anymore. She was sweet and godly and kind, but not pretty enough. He asked for advice.

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The wise believer never apologizes for God or for any of his attributes.

—D.A. Carson

  • 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.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.