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A La Carte (May 16)

Today’s Kindle deals include a kind of grab bag of deals.

This week Westminster Books has the ESV Student Study Bible on sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: Do Your Children Play Video Games?)

Alfie Evans and the Reality of Evil

“The Evans family asked nothing of their government other than to be permitted to travel to a country that they deemed more salubrious. If living in a free country has any meaning, surely the right to go somewhere else must be the lowest possible bar.” You’d think so, wouldn’t you?

7 Marks of a Good Apology vs. 8 Marks of a Bad Apology

Since there isn’t a human being on the planet who has never or will never need to apologize, this is a valuable read for anyone (and not just your kids).

Why Is Water Slippery?

This series is a really neat idea. “The questions that kids ask about science aren’t always easy to answer. Sometimes, their little brains can lead to big places that adults forget to explore. That is what inspired our series Science Question From A Toddler, which uses kids’ curiosity as a jumping-off point to investigate the scientific wonders that adults don’t even think to ask about. The answers are for adults, but they wouldn’t be possible without the wonder that only a child can bring.” The question for today is Why is water slippery?

What Should I Include in This Life?

I don’t know how to summarize this one, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

The Math Language of Revelation

Barry York writes about numbers in the book of Revelation. He tells how (and how not) to understand them correctly.

The Gospel at the Center

You may be interested in this webcast event from The Gospel Project, on May 21, 2018.

Help and Hope During a Disability Diagnosis: The Story of Hannah

“Should a mother grieve the life she envisioned for her child? Or should she buckle herself in for a bumpy ride… remaining hopeful and doing everything humanly possible to help her child reach their full potential? Sadly, the pressure is great to keep silent and process her emotions alone. Conversely, if she grieves publicly or openly conveys her concerns she may shape others’ view of her child. In fear of creating a self-fulfilling prophesy for her child’s future, a mother may remain tight lipped avoiding conversations revealing her daily realities.”

The Evening M.Div.

This is new from Southern Seminary–an M.Div. program that happens entirely in the evenings. “Learn from Southern’s leading faculty at a time that works for you. Complete your degree in only four years, entirely at night.”

Flashback: 3 Priorities for Christian Parents

What’s a parent to do? We know that God tells us to raise our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord—we get that. But what does that actually look like? How can we flesh out that simple framework?

Sin is social: although it is first and foremost defiance of God, there is no sin that does not touch the lives of others.

—D.A. Carson

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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…

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    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…