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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

  • 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…

  • The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    Quite a long time has passed since we witnessed the unexpected rise of a new kind of Calvinism. Few had anticipated that in the twenty-first century, so many millions of people spanning a host of nations and traditions would find themselves affirming such old and controversial doctrines. Yet many did so because they were wary…