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A La Carte (February 22)

Today’s Kindle deals include one book for parents and three books for kids or teens.

A Curious Clue About the Origins of the New Testament Canon

This is an interesting insight into a text. You’ve probably never really noticed it before.

Making Planet Earth (Video)

Now that Planet Earth II is available in North America, I can finally begin to enjoy it. Here’s a little video on some of the new technologies they took advantage of.

Do We Really Have to Politicize Everything?

Trevin Wax traces and explains the rise of two developments that have led to everything becoming politicized.

The Evolution of the Front Page (Video)

This short video shows the evolution of the front page of the New York Times as it goes from text, to images, to color images. I wish I could hear Neil Postman interpret it.

Pride Still Matters in Ministry

Andy Farmer lays down an important challenge. Be sure to linger over the quotes.

Ancient Near Eastern Cross-Cultural Time Line

Here’s a neat timeline you can download in PDF format.

A Dad Talks with His Son about Masturbation

Paul Tautges shares an excerpt from Jay Younts and his book on talking to our children about sex and marriage.

Jesus and the Victim Card

“One of the most sophisticated ways that we can excuse our sin is by hiding behind the painful experiences of our lives. It is actually quite easy to adopt the persona of a victim. We have all–at some time or another–been the object of unjust actions or words. Accordingly, all of us have an ample supply of experiences with which we can play the victim card.”

Flashback: I Feel I Think I Believe

I believe, I think, and I feel have different meanings. And I believe (not “I feel”) that these meanings are consistent with how they have typically been used. So why, then, do we speak so much of feelings today?

Don’t study false doctrine, don’t study sin, don’t study error, stick with the truth and godly obedience.

—John MacArthur

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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…