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A La Carte (January 31)

Today’s Kindle deals include a long list of titles. Zondervan gets to play hero today with a whole group of discounted books, some of which haven’t been discounted before, to my knowledge.

Also, for those who are interested, today is the release day of Biblical Doctrine, John MacArthur’s massive new systematic theology.

Where Are All The Skinny Jeans Pastors?

I haven’t read the book Kingdom Conspiracy so can’t recommend it the way Stephen McAlpine does, but regardless, this is an excellent article. He suggests a likely reason that there are fewer young men pursuing the preaching ministry than in former days.

Questions to Ask Before Posting to Social Media

I’m finding social media almost intolerable these days. If we heed Scott Slayton’s advice, it will help, at least! (See also Kevin DeYoung’s 7 Ways to Do Political Punditry Wrong.)

Dawn of Fire (Video)

Dawn of Fire is an exceptional little video that shows the battle between plant life and Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano.

But I Do, Dad

I really enjoyed this poetic tribute.

10 Things To Know About the Lord’s Supper

Sam Storms offers 10 things you need to know about the Lord’s Supper (based on 1 Corinthians 11:23-34).

A ‘Jealous God’ That Demands Blood And Generates Rage

That jealous God is Roe v. Wade, by the way. “The legacy of Roe v. Wade and its companion case Doe v. Bolton is a 43-year flight from reason and a society and political system distorted almost beyond recognition.”

This Day in 1892. 125 years ago today baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon, also known as the Prince of Preachers, died in France. *

Boy Scouts: When Something Sacred is Lost

Grant Castleberry grieves over yesterday’s announcement from Boy Scouts that they are now permitting transgendered children to join. (Also, WORLD reports the news.)

Dead Air

“During his first few years on the air, talk show host Dick Cavett might have imagined his worst moment as a broadcaster would remain the night when actors Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara, and John Cassavetes showed up for a taping drunk and incoherent.” But it got worse than that the night a health food expert died on his show.

Primitive Technology (Video)

Primitive Technology shows how to build things out of just about nothing. The best part is there’s no talking. The videos will come in handy if you’re ever caught in the woods by yourself (with your phone and a strong Internet connection, of course).

The Reverend Dr. Iain D. Campbell

Here’s a wonderful tribute to Iain D. Campbell, who died last week. It does the heart good to read such an obituary.

We who gave God no rest on earth, asking for his blessing, will give him no rest in eternity, thanking him for his answer.

—Megan Hill

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 17)

    A La Carte: Think you’re immune to adultery? / One of the most hopeful reminders about sanctification / What do we do with dreams and visions? / Have you ever asked your church elders to visit and pray for you? / The neurodivergent believer / Preaching advice for busy pastors / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Open the Bible)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Open the Bible. They encourage you to enter to win a series of books from Open the Bible and Pastor Colin Smith! Included in the giveaway are: For All Who Grieve by Pastor Colin Smith. Written with compassion and understanding, yet honestly facing the difficult questions that…

  • Moral Vision

    From Washington & Jefferson to Trump & Biden

    The United States has produced more than its fair share of fascinating figures. Over the course of its storied history, it has produced a host of figures who have shaped the nation, the continent, and the world. Many of these have been its presidents and politicians, though others have been its inventors, its business leaders,…