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A La Carte (December 8)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of titles. I’ll keep hunting to see what else I can find.

When Sinners Adopt It’s Beautiful…and Really Difficult

Katie Hughes shares a few things her family has learned through the adoption of two of their children.

Eight Ways to Become More Humble

“At every stage of our Christian development, and in every sphere of our Christian discipleship, pride is our greatest enemy and humility our greatest friend.” Indeed.

You Are Never More Justified Than the Moment You First Believed (Video)

“In this brief clip from his teaching series The Whole Christ, Sinclair Ferguson explains that our sanctification cannot add to our justification.” It’s a simple truth, but one we’re prone to forget.

13 Things a Pastor Should Never Say to a Congregation

Here is a list of 13 things a pastor should never say from the pulpit.

Knowing When It’s Time to Leave a Church (Video)

Here is a helpful video on how to know when it is time to leave a church.

Garrison Keillor? Who He?

“In these tumultuous days of unceasing revelations of sexual scandals in media, politics and business, media enterprises especially face a new ethical challenge with their fallen stars: What do you do with history and art?” It’s a valid question today.

Should I Go on Short-Term Mission Trips or Just Give? (Video)

Dr. David Sills answers this question, “Is it better to go on a short-term missions trip or use the money to support full-time missionaries? Do short-term mission teams do any good?”

Flashback: The Greatest Age of Missions Is Still to Come

If we look through the lens of population we see that, actually, most of the work remains to be done. We’re only just getting started! There are 7 times more people in the world today than there were during the great age of Christian missions.

There are two things to do about the gospel: believe it and behave it.

—Susanna Wesley

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Coram Deo Pastors Conference)

    This week the blog and this giveaway are sponsored by the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. Dear brother pastor, In a spirit of prayerful expectation, I want to invite you to the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. This new event is hosted by Clearly Reformed (a new ministry I help to lead) and Christ Covenant Church (where…

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    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.

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    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…