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A La Carte (March 8)

Later today I’ll be heading down to Orlando for the Ligonier Ministries National Conference. I hope to see some of you down there. On Friday I’ll be doing a breakout session on visual theology and, as part of that, explain why Peter Jackson ruined The Lord of the Rings.

Today’s Kindle deals include several study Bibles and a couple of other books that are worth checking out.

Westminster Books has launched a new web site. To celebrate they’re giving everyone $5 off plus free shipping.

State Department Protocol Gift Office

Meetings between foreign leaders and diplomats traditionally involves an exchange of gifts as a sign of good will. There’s a whole office dedicated to processing them and dealing with them.

How to Read a Book

Justin Taylor provides a helpful overview of a book everyone ought to read at least once.

How To Make French Press Coffee (Video)

I think we’ve all had mornings like this.

9 Things You Should Know about International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day. Here are some key facts about the day.

How to Preach with Biblical Fullness

Ray Ortlund: “My brother pastor, to preach with biblical fullness, rising above ourselves and our biases, our best course is to preach through the Bible, passage by passage, letting each passage make its unique contribution, confident that over time the fullness of it all will serve people well with a clear vision of the Triune God. But let us never force a passage to say what we think it ought to have said and thus complicate the work of God.”

Risks of an Atrophied Sanctification

Muscles can atrophy from disuse. “The same can occur spiritually in the lives of Christian. If we fail to give proper attention to the biblical process of sanctification, we can unnecessarily weaken our souls. And, when a church leadership shepherds with a weak approach to sanctification, they risk endangering souls in many ways.”

Flashback: 4 Ways to Pray

I am sure you are familiar with the powerful words of Philippians 4:6-7. In his book Mindscape, Timothy Witmer explains that there are 4 ways in which these words call us to pray.

It is great mercy when our names outlives us; it is a great punishment when we outlive our names.

—William Jenkyn

  • The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Bible has life and the Bible brings life because it has been spoken by God. The Bible’s life, its voice, its feet, and hands are the life, voice, feet, and hands of God extended toward his people. For that reason among others it is always worthy of our time, our attention, and our dedication.

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  • Free Stuff Fridays (MBTS)

    This week Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the Church Institute is a free online platform from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary designed to provide free and accessible theological training to equip, encourage, and edify local churches. Courses may be taken as a self-paced individual or as a group within your…

  • A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    God’s design for gender and sexuality is fixed and unchanging. The way he created us is the way he means for us to live. The instruction he provides in the Bible is all we need to understand his purpose and live it out in a way that honors and pleases him. The wisdom he provides…

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    A La Carte (July 18)

    A La Carte: Does Christian sex need rescuing? / 15 resolves for interpersonal conflicts / How senior pastors can help associate pastors / it’s okay to be okay / Don’t be proud of what you had no say in / How sweet! / Kindle deals / and more.