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A La Carte (March 13)

Today’s Kindle deals include several good titles from Crossway that deal with suffering. J.I. Packer’s Finishing Our Course with Joy is particularly good and very nearly a must-read.

Church or Football?

This plea is written specifically for Zambian Christians, but it applies equally to Christians from other nations.

A $2 Million Treasure Chest

This writer recounts his 5-day quest for $2 million hidden in the Rockies. Yes, someone (supposedly) hid $2 million in the Rockies.

The Beauty of Botany

Sometimes it is good to appreciate other people’s appreciation of the God’s world.

Parenting Blindspots

I was recently a guest on Truth.Love.Parent podcast. In the first episode we discussed parenting blindspots and in the second I tried to answer some listeners’ questions.

The Master of Mazes (Video)

Here’s a short video of someone who designs garden mazes for a living. That sounds like a great line of work!

Stay At Home Moms Don’t ‘Waste’ Their Education

To say that moms who chose to stay at home with their children waste their education is a misunderstanding of the purpose of an education.

5 Reasons You Should Read Missionary Biographies

David Sills lists 5 good reasons. (Here are some suggestions to get you started.)

The Core Tenets of Biblical Counseling

This is good stuff from Geoffrey Kirkland. He defines biblical counseling in this way: “Biblical counseling is the skilled application of God’s sufficient Word to the hearts of God’s people.”

Flashback: The Blogs, the Battles and the Gospel

Many bloggers have mastered all the practical rules of blogging. But these same bloggers, myself included, would do well to work toward mastering the spiritual rules of blogging.

I’m related to Adam in my natural birth. I’m related to Jesus in my new birth. I can’t deny my past. No one can deny my future.

—Dan DeWitt

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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…