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A La Carte (October 11)


Blessings to you on this fine day!

I was grateful to be on Chris Fabry Live on Moody Radio yesterday and on the Disciple-Making Parent Podcast last week.

Amazon has lots of deals today, including on their devices like the Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis, Fire tablet, Echo, and Echo Show. They also have lots of board games on sale, plus lots of other stuff because of their Prime Early Access sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: Today … I’m Thankful)

Released: Logos 10

There’s exciting news from Faithlife: Logos 10 has released. I have been using it for a couple of weeks now and am impressed with it. If you buy or upgrade from the link I’ve provided, you’ll get 15% off if you’re buying the first time and 30% off an upgrade. You’ll also get 5 free resources that you can pick from a good-sized list when you buy for the first time.

The disastrous moral harm of California’s transgender ‘refuge’ bill

“This type of bill coming from one of the most populous and influential states in the union is deeply concerning and immoral, as it will lead to irreparable harm for children, youth, and their families. What’s being promoted is a false view of the self under the auspices of moral autonomy and freedom — especially toward children and youth — that is at odds with basic biological and moral realities.”

When Narcissism Comes to Church

Samuel James has some very important and urgent concerns about a new book related to narcissism within the church.

5 Things You Should Know about Creeds

Keith Mathison: “Most Christians have heard of things like the Nicene Creed or the Apostles’ Creed, but many Christians also have a number of misconceptions about creeds. There is a lot of misunderstanding about the nature, history, and purpose of creeds. Here are five things you should know about creeds.”

The fruit of giving out a few books

I love few things more than giving away books, so this article resonated with me.

Will My Spouse Be My Best Friend in Heaven?

John Piper answers this question in his latest Ask Pastor John.

Flashback: Longing for What’s Second Best

While we can and should pray for those things we long for, we should always pray that what we long for would be according to God’s will.

Jesus is in the rain and the shadow as much as in the light that breaks from the east at dawn.

—F.B. Meyer

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  • 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…