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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

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    A La Carte: All we have left undone / What does the Bible teach about divorce and remarriage? / How America’s premier theologian interpreted God’s providence after Lincoln’s assassination / Will God judge people for being born Muslim? / Theological discernment is for moms too / Prime Days / and more.

  • My Most Common Pastoral Counsel

    My Most Common Pastoral Counsel

    Among my responsibilities as an elder/pastor within a local church is meeting with people to offer counsel and guidance. I have never lost the wonder of being given so sobering a privilege—to listen to people as they share their deep sorrows or ask their big questions and to then attempt to bring the Word of…

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    A La Carte (July 15)

    A La Carte: The desires of your heart / Contentment isn’t only for hard times / On the hosting of mission teams / Be careful of your strengths / Yes, we’re almost there / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Every Road and Every Sea

    Sunday Devotional: Every Road and Every Sea

    The Bible has proven its value as weaponry in the battle against spiritual foes, as a laboratory researching cures for spiritual maladies, and as a rich source of treasure in the accumulating of wisdom. It has proven itself a guide to the pathways of life and a chart to navigate the stormy seas of trial…

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 13)

    A La Carte: Folly has a strategic plan to get you / The power of a health warning / Sex is not a solution to marital tension / What do you do when your suffering is your fault? / We can’t think or live Christianly / Good news for African girls / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TMAI)

    This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Master’s Academy International (TMAI). They are giving away the 42-volume Essential MacArthur Library set. The Master’s Academy International (TMAI) is a worldwide network of pastoral training centers that equip indigenous church leaders to preach the word and shepherd their people. They have 19 Training Centers around…