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A La Carte (February 12)

The Creepy, Mysterious, & Interesting History of Valentine’s Day

I really enjoyed this article on the history of Valentine’s Day.

Scripture’s “Top Two” List

“The Apostle Paul has a tendency to give us lists of sins. He gives us at least five of them. At first glance, it feels like he is simply piling it on. But his lists include a recurring structure that brings keen insight into the human condition.”

Gospel Song Union

Gospel Song Union combines all of the former Mars Hill Bands. They were (and are) creating some really, really good music.

Splitting Your Giving

John Piper answers this question: “When it comes to giving 10% of my income to a church — my tithe — can I split the money and give, say, 5% to my church and 5% to a non-profit Christian ministry?”

How to Provoke Your Children to Anger

The Bible warns against it and this article teases out some of the ways we may do it.

The Advantages of Informal Mentoring

Formal mentoring is great, but often the greatest mentoring happens in those little moments.

This Day in 1915. 101 years ago today, blind hymn writer Fanny Crosby died. She wrote beloved classics like “Blessed Assurance” and “To God be the Glory.” *

The Word Study Fallacy

William Barrick writes about the danger of the word study fallacy.

Three In One

Yesterday we released two new Visual Theology items: A poster and t-shirt on the Trinity.

York

It takes no less grace to save a child from a sinful future than it does to save an adult from a sinful past.

—Hershael York

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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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…

  • 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