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A La Carte (January 22)

Today’s Kindle deals include quite a selection of books written by and for women.

(Yesterday on the blog: Headlines & Happenings (Jordan Peterson, #MeToo, The “Sickening Danger” of Homeschooling)

Learning From Those Who Pray All Night

“To most American Christians, this practice may sound crazy. But African Christians will explain that they are simply following the ways of Jesus, who many times spent the whole night in prayer (Luke 6:12). Sure, it takes discipline, but it’s a great way to grow in godliness and faithfulness. So, they argue, why shouldn’t we follow Jesus’ example?” It’s a valid question, isn’t it?

How the Canada Summer Jobs Program Became a Freedom-Of-Religion Controversy

You may have heard how the Canadian government is withholding a subsidized summer jobs program from organizations that will not vow their support for abortion. This article explains. “The Canada Summer Jobs program is usually one of the best parts of an MP’s job: they get to proudly go around their riding announcing grants to small businesses, non-profits and public sector organizations that subsidize the wages of summer students. But this year the program has sparked a huge controversy over whether the government is violating religious freedom by requiring all applicants to sign an ‘attestation’ that includes respect for reproductive rights — in other words, access to abortions.”

Structure: A Microscopic Landscape in 4k (Video)

This is pretty amazing, though I wish it was more explicit with what you’re actually seeing each time. “See the world of ordinary organic objects magnified up to 1000x, to reveal beautiful and unique landscape structures, never before seen like this. Using a custom motion control device, microscope and 4k video, we bring a microscopic world to life.”

Amazing Grace

This article tells about modern-day missionaries who continue to carry out the hardest ministries and who continue to suffer for it.

The McDonald’s Monopoly Scam: Operation Final Answer (Video)

“McDonald’s first started the Monopoly promotion in 1987, and its premise was simple: attach Monopoly pieces to food cartons and cups, with each piece signifying a Monopoly property or a small prize. One out of every four pieces would be a small prize, such as a medium fry or soda, and a very few of the prizes would be significantly more valuable, such as a car or, with the proper pieces, cash – up to $1 million.” But then it all went awry.

The Young Writer’s Guidebook

Young Writers might be interested in this book, The Young Writer’s Guidebook written by Brett Harris.

Start Planning Your Own Funeral

“Death might frighten us because it’s unknown—but it doesn’t have to. If we think about death often, and realize that to live is Christ and to die truly is gain, then we can live lives full of wisdom and godliness. We get to live for Christ today, and we gain him even more if we die tomorrow.”

Flashback: 5 Marks of a Good Funeral

A good funeral allows God to speak through his Word, so he can tell those who attend about the hope he offers through his Son.

Christian giving is to be marked by self-sacrifice and self-forgetfulness, not by self-congratulation.

—John Stott

  • 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…

  • Tell Me

    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…