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A La Carte (June 5)

Today’s Kindle deals include a whole collection of books by John Piper.

Keeping an Eye On It

I’m sure there’s a good sermon illustration in here somewhere. “A photo of a man in Alberta mowing a lawn with a tornado swirling behind him has been causing a storm on social media.” It shows here husband moving the lawn with a giant tornado behind him.

When Emotions are Untamed Horses

This is a good read. “I must admit that I don’t have a lot of patience for emotion. I prefer rational, clear thinking based on facts. But my emotions don’t often cooperate, bucking around like untamed horses, refusing to be domesticated.”

What Makes Killing Christians Appealing?

Ayman S. Ibrahim, a professor at Southern Seminary, answers the question.

This is What Makes A Vacation Restorative

Most of this is obvious, yet exactly the kind of stuff we neglect if we’re not careful.

Teaching Doctrine to Goldfish

“Eight Seconds. That’s less time than it takes Usain Bolt to dash to the finish line and probably less time than it’s taken you to read these words. Eight short seconds, and yet, if recent studies are anything to go by, then your mind may have already drifted to something else.” How does that impact the way we teach the truth to people?

God’s Works of Art Point to Him

As it happens, I’m spending today in the Vatican Museums. So this piece seemed fitting.

A Plane Crash, A Glacier, And An Entrepreneur

Here’s how Icelandair changed the game for airlines all over the world.

Flashback: What We Miss

Instead of living fully in the moment, enjoying the music or the sunrise or the games with our children, we fall into this strange habit of recording it all. When all is said and done, we’ve recorded an experience that we missed out on, and the replay is just never as good.

Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again.

—George Whitefield

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    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.

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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…