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A La Carte (December 27)

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Today is not our day for Kindle deals. We will try again tomorrow.

Remember that ESVs are on sale at Westminster Books through to the end of the month.

Bible Reading Plans for 2020

Ligonier has assembled a massive list of reading plans for 2020. There’s something there for everyone!

Too Big to Fail? Tech’s Decade of Scale and Impunity

Is there anyone at all who is comfortable with the size and prominence of big tech? “Scale. If there is one word that encapsulates the past decade in the tech industry, it is scale. Scale is the holy grail of the venture capital-backed tech startup, the state in which exponential growth in users – and revenues – can be achieved by linear increases in infrastructure – and costs.”

Top 10 YouTubes of 2019

Denny Burk shares his annual list of YouTube videos.

Ten Questions for a New Year

Now that Christmas is past us, we are on to new years, which means you’ll be seeing lots of articles like this one from Donald Whitney. “The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to stop, look up, and get our bearings. A great time for us to ‘Consider our ways.’ To that end, here are some questions to ask prayerfully in the presence of God.”

Still Looking for That Better Country

You’ll probably enjoy this reflection on having a place, a homeland, yet also realizing the danger it can represent.

Death Will Come When Christ Calls

“In Christ, we can look at death and see something beyond a harrowing reaper: we see a servant carrying out the plans necessary to bring God’s people to a superior plane of glory.”

Sins of Omission

Writing for Tabletalk, Brian Cosby has a helpful look at sins of omission.

Flashback: The Beautiful Ordinary

All across the world, thousands of ordinary pastors will preach ordinary sermons to ordinary people, and through these sermons they will communicate the most powerful, extraordinary news of all.

Live nearer to Christ than to any person on this earth; so that when they are taken, you may have Him to love and lean upon.

—Robert Murray McCheyne

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