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A La Carte (February 14)


Blessings to you today. is having a Mid-Winter Sale and has lots of good products discounted (e.g. Paul Tripp’s New Morning Mercies; Tim Keller’s The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness and new biography; John Piper’s Come, Lord Jesus; Lutzer’s We Will Not Be Silenced and We Will Not Hide; CSB Study Bible; etc.

And yes, there are a few new Kindle deals.

(Yesterday on the blog: Why Modern Dating Is So Difficult)

3 Surprising Agreements Pastors Must Make

This is such a good article from Jared Wilson. “Beginning pastors aren’t often prepared for these unspoken agreements. Veteran pastors still struggle with them. But there are a number of ‘job hazards’ that come with the pastoral territory for which every minister should be aware and to which every minister should adjust. Here are just three…”

How would you explain the doctrine of limited atonement to an Arminian?

Stephen Nichols does a good job of explaining the Calvinistic “L” here.

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Where Did Baptists Come From?

“The question of the origins of the Christian tradition called Baptist has been, and to some extent still is, a much-debated issue.” Michael Haykin offers some clarity.

Having All Things In Common

“We shouldn’t see this as some early form of communism. This wasn’t the church taking charge of the wealth of the many, but rather this was voluntary, temporary and was limited in its scope. As we continue through Acts and the letters of Paul we see that the need of the church went beyond these early meetings and would be filled by other churches as they were planted and grew.”

“Now we’re on the gospel!”

I love this: “I wish I had been there to see this one. Here’s the scene: An elderly Christian woman is speaking with college girls at a campout. Conversation is going, then the subject turns to Christ. She lights up, pumps her fist, and says, ‘Now we’re on the gospel!’ She loved that they were going to talk about Jesus.”

Flashback: The Music of Heaven

There is a sense in which our worship extends far beyond the four walls of our little building and reaches to the very gates of heaven.

Any hurried goodbye may be for years, and perhaps final; surely then it should be loving.

—J.R. Miller

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • 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…