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A La Carte (January 25)

Today’s Kindle deals include The Supremacy of God in Preaching by John Piper as well as another group of books published by New Growth Press. There’s lots to choose from.

Westminster Books has a sale on open box premium ESVs—the Bibles are in perfect condition but the boxes or wrappings are not.

When They Walk Away

This is very good counsel on when to walk away from someone we’ve been evangelizing or discipling. “The reality is that, at times in their Christian lives, spiritually mature believers find themselves faced with the perplexing question about when they should stop pursuing someone they have been seeking to evangelize or disciple.”

4 Things to Remember When Thinking about the Curses in the Psalms

If you’re uncertain how to think about the curses in the psalms, this article will help provide context.

Rethinking the Definition of Humility

Michael Kruger rethinks the prevailing definition of humility. “Over the years, the definition of humility has undergone a gradual but nonetheless profound change. Especially in the intellectual community. In the modern day, humility has basically become synonymous with another word: uncertainty.”

360° Videos

National Geographic has been posting some amazing 360° videos. You need to use Chrome to view them properly. Do so, and you’ll be able to explore within the videos.

God Wants You to Get Some Sleep

Ironically, I share this on a morning that follows a long and restless night…

This Day in 1907. 110 years ago today Julia Howard Howe, composer of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” became the first woman elected to the National Institute of Arts & Letters. *

Seasons of Norway (Video)

Here’s an incredible video highlighting the incredible beauty of Norway.

The E-Book Market Never Stopped Growing

You’ve heard, no doubt, that the e-book market has peaked. But, according to this article, it has actually continued to grow. The confusion comes in measuring a new market in old ways.

5 Reasons I’m Glad I Went to Seminary

Elizabeth Garn explains why she’s glad she went to seminary. “Currently, I’m a full-time stay-at-home mom raising three children. I run errands, cook meals, and sometimes (if my family’s particularly lucky) I do laundry. … I may not look like someone who has a seminary degree but I can tell you this, I’m so glad I have one.”

Flashback: The Techniques of a Sexual Predator

I wish we didn’t have to write and share articles like this. But in a world like this one, they are so important. Here’s how sexual predators prepare or groom a church so they can take advantage of others.

Real spiritual growth is always growth downward so to speak, into profounder humility.

—J.I. Packer

  • 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.