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A La Carte (November 23)

Today’s Kindle deals include a new book from GLH Publishing, an entire series from Zondervan, and a couple of top selections from Christian Focus.

Westminster Books has rolled out their deals of the week and you may be interested in checking them out. Also, Westminster Books is a bookstore that really shouldn’t exist and is asking for your help in ensuring they can keep going.

Walking Miracles Eating Turkey

“For years, Bryan Williams had told a story of incredible survival, but each time he told it grew in mythical status.” From here Jordan Strandridge launches into quite a good article.

The Lost Art of Feasting

David Mathis gets you Americans ready for Thanksgiving: “It’s true that fasting is sadly overlooked, and too often forgotten. And yet, perhaps counterintuitively, true feasting is also in decline through familiarity and lack of spiritual purpose. Most of us have never given any serious thought to what it might mean to feast with Christ-honoring intentionality.”

A New (old) Paradigm for Women’s Ministry

The plain truth: “This has been the function of women’s ministry in the American church since I joined it 20 years ago: come to women’s Bible study where we watch a famous lady on a screen talk about her experience with the Word of God. And then maybe stay for a craft.”

Evangelism, the Holidays, & My Atheist Grandpa

Be sure to read this one.

Praying for Your Children

Here’s some good counsel on praying (and praying and praying) for your children.

This Day in 1899. 117 years ago today Baptist clergyman Robert Lowry died. He wrote many beloved hymns including ‘I Need Thee Every Hour’ and ‘Nothing But the Blood of Jesus.’ *

America Desperately Needs Real Tolerance

Sean McDowell draws a lesson in tolerance from Mike Pence.

Flight of the Starlings

An amazing video of starlings flocking together in their millions.

Thinking Biblically about Transgenderism

RTS has been uploading some excellent material lately. Though I haven’t watched it all yet, this seems to be one well worth watching. (Related: Force is Required To Override Belief in Reality. And again: Transgender Conformity, an excellent article from First Things.)

Flashback: A Life-Changing Realization

What I heard from older men: “Give it your best shot. Get rid of the most blatant sins. Don’t look at porn or commit adultery, but be realistic as well.” It’s like these men had reached a grudging, reluctant point of obedience that had smoothed out the roughest edges. And then they had determined that this was far enough.

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A generation that lustily sings God’s praises while lustily sleeping around had better expect the blistering judgment of God.

—D.A. Carson

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    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…