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A La Carte (May 12)

Today’s Kindle deals include a whole lot of Agatha Christie’s books (if you’re in the mood for some mystery) as well as a few Christian titles.

From Bad to Worse

WORLD did some interesting work on TV ratings. “Looking back, TV in the late ’90s was relatively tame—although it didn’t appear so at the time. The major networks scheduled 27 TV-G series during prime time. Contrast that with 2017, when just one TV-G show—NBC’s Little Big Shots—plays on the prime-time schedule. Meanwhile, edgier shows with coarse sexual and violent content have grown exponentially.”

Soundbite Theology

Here are three great soundbites that make terrible theology.

The Great American Eclipse (Video)

It’s coming up soon!

The Drive to Abolish Male and Female—and Childbearing

Here’s a very thought-provoking article: “Ectogenesis would be one of the most important steps in the ‘manning’ of women. It is important to notice that our culture perceives the ‘potential’ of women largely in terms of their liberation from their nature, rather than in their flourishing within the inherent directionality and order of that nature.”

My View from the Worship Team

This is a good bit of imaginative writing.

Hi Mom! (Video)

It takes about 3 seconds to figure out how this little video is going to end. But it’s still worth it.

What Our Stay-at-Home Mom Taught Us

“You can’t google our mother and see her accolades. She doesn’t speak or write for others. She has no public platform. She doesn’t even have a Facebook account. Yet, for our lives and ministries, she has been more influential than any other person.”

Five Truths About the Holy Spirit

Alistair Begg lists them.

Flashback: Drinking It Straight

Once we had tasted that undiluted Word, we realized how delicious it really was. We were ruined to anything less. We still are.

Man’s holiness is now his greatest happiness, and in heaven man’s greatest happiness will be his perfect holiness.

—Thomas Brooks

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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…