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A La Carte (January 13)

Today’s Kindle deals include a new book from GLH Publishing that is discounted for the first week or two, as well as a couple of other titles that may be of interest.

My productivity course Do More Better is now available as an iOS app. You’ll first need to sign up at Ligonier.org/dmb.

Defining Evangelicalism

WORLD does a short interview with Darrell Bock where they discuss and define evangelicalism. There are some helpful insights.

Secularism, Preaching, and the Challenges of Modernity

Al Mohler has begun a short series that will no doubt be thought-provoking. “The only authentic Christian response to the challenge of secularization is faithful, clear, and informed expository preaching.”

Instagram’s Privacy Policy

A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s privacy policy so kids and their parents can have a meaningful talk about privacy. It’s a little alarming what our kids agree to when they sign up for that account.

Did Jesus Have a Sense of Humor?

“Jesus never laughed,” or so the pamphlet said. An adolescent boy at the time, I found myself laughing at every little thing—too often during church services. Reading that pamphlet I wondered, “So he never laughed? What was wrong with him?”

Iceland 2016 (Video)

If you’d like to enjoy the beauty of Iceland without getting cold, you can watch this video.

This Day in 1501. 516 years ago today the world’s first hymnbook in a language other than Latin was issued by the Bohemian followers of Jan Hus in Prague. It contained 89 hymns. *

Why the Decline of Congregational Singing Matters

This is a strong article about why congregational singing has declined in recent years, what we can do about it, and why it’s so important that we address it.

The Greatest Businesswoman You’ve Never Heard Of

I had never heard of Martha Matilda Harper, a Christian Scientist entrepreneur who pioneered retail franchising and created the American hair salon industry. Atlas Obscura tells her story and it’s nothing short of fascinating.

How Do I Recharge My Body Without Neglecting My Soul?

There are some good insights here from John Piper. “I believe we live in a day where immersion in popular culture with all of its God-ignoring, sin-enjoying, pride-exalting assumptions is not only assumed to be harmless, but assumed to be necessary. Both of those assumptions are wrong — deadly wrong.”

Flashback: 6 Deadly Enemies of Marriage

Here are 6 deadly enemies of marriage, and Christian marriage in particular.

When we are consumed with God’s glory, we forget to worry about our own.

—Hannah Anderson

  • 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…

  • 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.