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A La Carte (July 19)

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Good morning. May grace and peace be with you today.

There’s quite a lot of Kindle deals to sort through today.

(Yesterday on the blog: A Prayer for a Wanderer)

We the Screamers: Why Pro-Lifers Seem Obsessed with Abortion

Jonathon Van Maren explains why pro-lifers often seem obsessed with abortion. “How do you convey to people that abortion isn’t a cause so much as an emergency? How do you explain that this destruction is happening here, now, all around us? That silent screams stifled by mothers’ bodies end in crimson tide of death in clinics in every major city while millions go about their lives around the deathly quiet carnage? It all sounds so melodramatic, so unreal—unless it is true.”

Love Your (Imperfect) Pastors

Abigail Dodds: “How should Christians respond to their pastors? Respect them. Esteem them. Love them. To that end, consider three pitfalls to avoid as we relate to our pastors, so that we are able to show proper respect as we esteem them very highly in love.”

How Are We to Think about Residential Schools?

Canada’s former residential schools have made headlines around the world recently. In this article, Sam Whitehawk provides his perspective as a Christian and First Nations man. “My name is Sam Whitehawk. I am a Canadian Pastor in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. I am a First Nations man, and a member of Cote First Nation in Saskatchewan. As a child and grandchild of living Residential School survivors, it has been painful and heartbreaking to hear the news of found remains of murdered children outside of Residential Schools across Canada.”

God’s Dumb Children

Eleazar Maduka writes about some of our trouble with praying.

More Literal Than Thou

Daniel Stevens, director of the Scholars Initiative at the Museum of the Bible, has written a very interesting column for Christianity Today in which he deals with some of the complexities of Scripture translation.

Sin is Like a Snowball

Sin is, indeed, like a snowball as Scott Bredenhof explains here.

Flashback: For the Pastor Knee-Deep in Immorality

…sin wants to be found out because sin wants to have the last laugh! Sin is content to dwell in the darkness for a while, but its end goal is to be known so it can bring reproach upon the gospel.

Of all sins, no sin can call Satan father like to lying.

—Richard Capel

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    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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  • 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…

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    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.