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A La Carte (February 25)

I was not able to track down any noteworthy Kindle deals today. However, those who (like me) are big Logos users may be interested in a new deal they are offering. They have a lot of new Crossway collections coming along, and for each one you pre-order they’ll give you a 20% discount toward an existing Crossway product.

Do Christian Parents Flirt with the Idol of Sports?

I fear that too many parents really do flirt with the idol of sports. “There’s an idolatry problem in our community related to youth sports. I see this problem every weekend as families gather at the field rather than their church. It’s a problem in my heart, too.”

The Apple Case and Your Future

“Digital technology always grows hungrier for more personal information, and we users nearly always accede to its demands.” The more we give to our digital technologies, the more important privacy becomes.

I Am

I Am is one of two new prints we’ve released at our Visual Theology store. The other is The Function and Use of the Gospel.

The Day I Saw Jesus

I guess each one of us can say that a day came when we finally saw Jesus. I enjoyed reading this account.

Is Family-Integrated Worship the Historical Norm?

I’ve said it before: If you believe family-integrated worship is most consistent with the Bible, please practice it. But, as this article shows, you cannot make the claim that it is the historical norm.

This Day in 2004. 12 years ago today was opening day of Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of the Christ. *

How To Win an Election

In this video a leading political strategist explains how candidates use the art of storytelling to help swing elections.

Southern Baptists Lose Almost 1,000 Missionaries

“Six months after announcing plans to cut 600 to 800 missionaries and staff in order to balance its budget, the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) revealed today that it has lost 1,132 workers—almost twice as many as its low-end estimate.”

Bunyan

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words, than words without a heart.

—John Bunyan

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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…