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A La Carte (February 19)

How Caring for Children Changes the World

Kelly Needham explains. “For the Israelites, redemption began with a baby and five brave women who believed that caring for babies mattered. May we be as countercultural as they were, saying in as many ways as we can that yes, caring for children matters.”

The Thinking Man’s Guide to Bernie’s Socialism

This is an illuminating guide to the kind of socialism Bernie Sanders is proposing.

Skylight

This is a stunning video showcasing the sky.

Is Religion the Cause of Most Wars?

It’s time to fact-check this common claim.

Some Thoughts on Christians, Movies, and Nudity

“On the whole, I think Christians would be better served in their lives, marriages, and imaginations if they made a point of avoiding films that simulate sexual acts or show nude characters.”

Should We Be Worried About Islamic State Building a ‘Dirty Bomb’?

Joe Carter has an in-depth FAQ on dirty bombs and the threat they pose.

This Day in 1812. 204 years ago today, missionaries Adoniram Judson, 23, and his wife Ann, 22, first sailed from New England to Calcutta, India. Judson would later focus his labors in Burma. *

Africa Has a New Islamic State. Or Does It?

Here is something to keep in mind as you pray for the world.

Marooned Among the Polar Bears

This is an enjoyable longform read.

Begg

A congregation who prays for their pastors will be a better-fed congregation than those who do not.

—Alistair Begg

  • 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…

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    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…