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A La Carte (March 28)

10 Common Ways Churches Get Off Mission

Jared Wilson: “The Lord has called his people to be on gospel mission for the sake of his glory. Most churchfolk will readily acknowledge this, and yet many churches have drifted away — often subtly — from thinking of themselves as missionaries in their respective communities and beyond. Here are some common ways churches engage in ‘mission drift.’”

On Disney, Dreams, and the Dream to Come

I can identify with this report on a visit to Disney World. “You see, Disney was very magical. And also very not. My husband and I spent most of the time parenting our way through it. We went to Disney World and my sin came out. Big time.”

Three Biblical Practices for Prayer

“Jesus was in the habit of praying. And if it was important to him, it’s important to us. Though we can find many lessons throughout the Bible on how to pray, here are just three elements of prayer that we can put into practice now.”

Suicide Bomber Kills 65

You may have heard about a suicide bomber devastating a Christian gathering in Pakistan. Christianity Today reports.

Beware of Quicksand

This is a good reflection on one of those little moments of danger in life and marriage.

This Day in 1937. 79 years ago today, a nervous Billy Graham preached his first sermon. *

How Do the Sacraments Help Us?

R.C. Sproul explains how the sacraments help us.

The Unappreciated Blessing of Busyness

Is busyness always a bad thing? Not necessarily, depending how you define it.


Spiritual authority depends more on care given than on power wielded.

—Daniel Doriani

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • We All Have To Do With God

    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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    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