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A La Carte (February 15)

Today’s Kindle deals include a bit of Sproul, a bit of MacArthur, as well as some other good picks.

When Assurance of Salvation Is Fleeting

“Assurance proves to be one of the greatest benefits of the Christian faith and the rightful inheritance of the child of God. In its enjoyment is found peace, hope, and joy unsurpassed in this fallen world.”

The US President’s $2,614 Per Minute Transport System (Video)

This video is one President out of date, but still current and fascinating as it shows how the President travels.

The Two Kinds of Romantic Love

Gene Veith: “One kind of romantic love leads to life–to marriage, fruitful sexuality, children, family, virtue. The other kind of romantic love leads to death–to sin, sterile sexuality, abortion, family destruction, ruin.”

Unborn Babies Are Only Human When They Belong to Beyonce

Matt Walsh says this well: “I fear that, rather than being an exception to our culture’s pro-abortion philosophy, this celebration is simply another product of it. Leftists believe that Beyonce’s babies are real human beings not because all babies are human beings, but because Beyonce’s babies are human beings. It’s got nothing to do with their inherit value, but with Beyonce’s value, which is greater than all other forms of life on Earth combined.”

A Rescued Refugee Returns to Africa with the Gospel (Video)

This is a neat story. Abuk, a disciple of Christ and an IMB missionary, is returning to her native Africa, and taking the gospel with her.

The Deep Reward in Discipling Others

David Mathis writes about the joy of discipling others.

Be Patient, Missions Is Urgent

Josh Manley: “Simply put, the church desperately needs to recover categories for both urgency and patience in missions. Spreading the gospel is urgent, but it demands men and women with the patience to commit to God’s means in order to accomplish God’s ends.”

Flashback: Sex on the Silver Screen

It was a year ago today that I posted the first Sex on the Silver Screen article.

God isn’t calling you to make great promises to Him. He is calling you to trust His great promises to you.

—Kevin Dibbley

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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

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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…