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A La Carte (November 12)


There’s the usual list of Kindle deals to at least glance at today.

Amazon has quite a lot of board games and other toys on sale today.

(Yesterday on the blog: A Husband’s Perspective on a Postpartum Body)

Honoring “Grandma Taylor” – Living Veteran of World War II

I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Grandma Taylor, a living veteran of World War II. “97-year-old Marilyn Taylor is a veteran through and through. She is Mom to us and Grandma to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Neighbors, church members, and friends call her ‘Grandma Taylor.’”


“Weeds never quit. They sprout on the edges and in the thick of things. I pull them out. Easily. Their small roots dangling with dirt. Then I cast them aside in the trash. The next day, coming back from my walk, I check the state of the yard. Weeds. More of them. They are relentless. Through drought and flood. In season and out of season. Crowding out the chosen plants.”

Common Misconceptions About Islam

Afshin Ziafat covers some common misconceptions about Islam. “Unfortunately, many Christians are apprehensive about engaging a relationship or even a conversation with Muslims. Some have a misperception that Muslims will not be friendly. Others are gripped with the fear of potentially offending Muslims by committing a cultural faux pas. Essentially, many are overcome by the fear of the unknown. I want to shed light on some common misconceptions that hinder Christians from reaching out to Muslims with the saving truth of Christ.”

How Google And Gmail Dominated Consumer Email (Video)

It’s amazing how quickly and how thoroughly Google came to dominate consumer email. This video explains how and why it happened.

How to Pray for Your Pastor

Here’s some guidance on praying for your pastor.

Should I Give or Get Out of Debt?

I’ve been asked this question a number of times. I think Chuck Bentley does a good job of answering it in this article.

Redeeming Productivity

I was recently a guest on the Redeeming Productivity podcast. You may enjoy listening in as we discuss what we hope is a uniquely Christian perspective on the subject.

Flashback: Theological Quizzes in PDF Format

A few weeks ago I began to share theological quizzes…Each quiz contains a question sheet followed by an answer key. You are free to copy, share, and print them as you see fit.

Loveliness, or holiness, or the fruit of the Spirit, or whatever we are going to call it, will not grow in us when we seek it directly. It is not fruit we should be seeking; it is Jesus.

—Scott Sauls

  • 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