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A La Carte (October 17)

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Grace and peace to you.

Today’s Kindle deals are all about Francis Schaeffer.

(Yesterday on the blog: What You Can Take With You Into Eternity)

The Case For Kids

Kevin DeYoung makes the case for kids. “The most significant thing happening in the world may very well be a thing that is not happening: Men and women are not having children. The biblical logic has been reversed, and the barren womb has said ‘Enough!’ (Prov. 30:16). The paradigmatic affliction of the Old Testament is now the great desire of nations. If Rachel wanted children more than life itself (Gen. 30:1), our generation seems to have concluded that nothing gets in the way of life more than children.”

Spirit of Light

“The Reformers placed tremendous stress on the gifts of the Spirit to the whole body of Christ. John Calvin himself has rightly been described by B.B. Warfield as ‘the theologian of the Holy Spirit.’ Yet Reformed Christians always have been given a ‘bad press’ for their views on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.” But this should not be!

What Is Eastern Orthodoxy? A Reformed Perspective and Response

This article explains some of the key distinctions between Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism.

Are There Many Ways to God? Most “Evangelicals” Say Yes. (Video)

This video from Ligonier explains.

The Birth of Narnia and Why Tolkien Hated It

Here’s why Tolkien hated Narnia. “His criticism went beyond evaluation and suggestion to the level of insult.”

How Is the Trinity Vital for My Christian Life?

Danny Hyde explains why understanding the Trinity is vital for a healthy Christian life.

Flashback: What I Want From the News

It’s gotten so I almost hate the news. I want to know what’s going on in the world, but I’ve lost confidence that there’s as much as a single organization out there communicating it in a trustworthy way.

It is not hard to deceive ministers, relatives and friends. But it is impossible to deceive Christ.

—J.C. Ryle

  • 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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    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…

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