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A La Carte (January 14)

Raising Up Encouragers

“What can we learn from Barnabas to encourage us to become more able encouragers? What characterizes the life of an encourager?” Here are 5 important characteristics.

What I’ve Learned About the Bible

Tim Keller: “Today, as never before, the character of the Bible is publicly attacked as cruel and oppressive, and those who uphold the historic view of its truthfulness are seen in the same light.”

From a Clump of Cells to a Baby

Adam4d explains, in his inimitable way, how a clump of cells changes into a baby.

#TheologyNight with R.C. Sproul and Derek Thomas

Here’s one to put on your calendar for tomorrow. “We are pleased to announce that on Friday, January 15 at 7pm ET, Dr. Sproul will be joined by Ligonier teaching fellow Dr. Derek Thomas for a relaxed and informative evening of theology and dialogue.” It will go out live via the Internet.

The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Now Hardest To Be a Christian

These are the nations where we ought to be focusing our prayer efforts as we pray for the persecuted church.

This Day in 1875. 141 years ago today, “theologian, medical missionary, organist, musical historian, and winner of the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize, Albert Schweitzer is born.” *

Legalism, Antinomianism, and the Gospel

Westminster Books has a sale on a couple of great books.

Germany’s Brutal Immigrant Awakening

“The mass assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, in the shadow of Germany’s most historic and beautiful cathedral, are destined to become a defining moment in the immigration debate that is tearing Europe apart.”

New-Generation Animators

This is a neat video showing old-style animators doing amazing new work.


Salvation comes from the Trinity, happens through the Trinity, and brings us home to the Trinity.

—Fred Sanders

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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…