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A La Carte (November 4)


Today’s Kindle deals include a collection of titles from Matthias Media.

Logos has begun a Pre Black Friday sale with new deals every week. This week they’ve heavily discounted many of their Mobile Ed courses.

(Yesterday on the blog: My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness)

Advice for Christians Who Work Sundays

John Piper has advice for Christians who must work on Sunday.

Digital Life After Death

“Social media after death is something few people consider until someone close to them dies.” WORLD magazine reports.

Sanctifying God’s Name at the Lord’s Supper

“What is going on when a believer comes to the Lord’s table? What should be gripping your heart – your thinking, feeling and willing – when you come to the Supper?” Here’s some counsel on that.

Mohler: ‘I Will Accept Nomination’ as SBC President

“Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. will accept a nomination in June 2020 to serve as Southern Baptist Convention president, he told Baptist Press Friday.” This strikes me as happy news.

Infographic: How Is Your Prayer Life?

Crossway: “Over 14,000 people recently shared about various aspects of their prayer lives with us. In the infographic below, we invite you to dig into the data, looking at established prayer habits, common pain points, and useful practices and tools for prayer.”

The First Map of America’s Food Supply Chain Is Mind-Boggling

This is strangely fascinating. “Our map is a comprehensive snapshot of all food flows between counties in the U.S.—grains, fruits and vegetables, animal feed, and processed food items.”

You Can Argue Till You’re Blue in the Face

You can argue till you’re blue in the face when the Jehovah’s Witnesses come knocking. “It never fails. As soon as I close the door, I remember what I should have said, the just-right logic that might have scored a point. They flip open the Bible (their version, conveniently re-translated) to the perfect verse, serving me a gentle volley that I could spike over the net… if only my mind hadn’t just gone blank.”

Flashback: Four Key Principles of Repentance

We need to have tender consciences, so we do not grow hardened against the small sins that eventually metastasize into large ones.

A taste of God’s goodness ruins you for worldly delicacies.

—Jared Wilson

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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…

  • 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…