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A La Carte (March 10)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles for children and adults.

Westminster Books has deals on new books from Crossway that are worth looking at.

What Christianity in China Is Really Like

What is ministry in China really like? There are lots of misconceptions clarified by this article.

Wise Technological Parenting

“It is the apex of foolishness for parents to allow their children to have free and unaccountable access to technology– smart phones, tablets, iPods, computers, etc.” Indeed. Here are some guidelines parents may do well to consider.

Is Genesis History?

The film Is Genesis History? is coming to Canada for 1 day—March 14. Theaters and showtimes are listed here.

Were Adam and Eve Real People?

From TGC: “Listen to Albert Mohler and Bryan Chapell discuss the importance of Adam to our understanding of humanity, our world, and salvation, as well as the ‘field and fences’ of what should be considered consistent with Scripture.”

Top 3 Pastoral Pitfalls (Video)

Dr. Hershael York answers in Honest Answers, this neat new YouTube series from Southern Seminary.

Paglia: Transgender & Civilization’s Decline

Rod Dreher shares a fascinating little clip from a “Camille Paglia discussion at last fall’s Battle Of Ideas festival in the UK, in which the lesbian scholar and provocateur identifies transgenderism as a mark of a civilization deep into decadence, nearing collapse.”


Here’s a second review of Paul Young’s new book Lies We Believe About God which I also reviewed yesterday.

Lottery Winner Says Winning “Has Ruined My Life”

Go looking for this and you hear it again and again: the lottery ruins lives.

Flashback: I Have All the Time I Need

I’m so busy. You’re so busy. We’re all so busy. We’re so busy that we can’t possibly fit one more thing into our schedules, or one more relationship into our lives.

The great struggle of my life is not trying to discern God’s will; it is trying to discern and then disown my own.

—Paul Miller

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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.

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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…