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A La Carte (October 18)

It is another good day for Kindle deals. Today we’ve got three from R.C. Sproul, The Doctrines of Grace by James Boice, A Basic Guide to Eschatology by Millard Erickson, and a new one from GLH Publishing (The Kneeling Christian by Albert Richardson) which is half off for the first week. Go!

A Discussion with Her Girls

Jen Oshman uses the ugliness of the election to begin a conversation with her girls. “As we have served with two different organizations on two different continents, we have been required to know deeply the risks all children face around the globe. It’s awkward and horrible that it’s our reality, but it all needs to be said.” (Here’s a follow-up)

9 Things About Margaret Sanger

“This weekend Planned Parenthood celebrated its 100th anniversary, commemorating the day that Margaret Sanger, the organization’s founder, opened the first birth control clinic in America.” Here are 9 things you should know about her.

Lifting Your Soul

What does it mean to lift your soul to God as the psalmist often does? This article answers.

The Halloween-Industrial Complex

Here’s the story behind all those pop-up Halloween stores that have appeared in your neighborhood (and mine) over the past couple of weeks.

The Split Between Stott and Lloyd-Jones

“On Tuesday, October 18, 1966, an event took place that shook British evangelicalism—on the nature of the church and the basis of gospel unity and purity—with reverberations still being felt today.” This article will fill you in.

St. Anthony’s Chapel

Atlas Obscura visits St. Anthony’s Chapel in Pittsburgh which houses the second largest collection of relics (second only to the Vatican). “Some of the most astounding relics at the chapel include: 22 splinters of the True Cross, a thorn from the Crown of Thorns, a splinter from the table at The Last Supper, the skull of St. Theodore, a tooth from St. Anthony, and pieces of bone from all of the Apostles.”

This Day in 1685. 331 years ago today Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes that had allowed Huguenots (French Protestants) to worship. Thousands of Protestants had to flee France *

Not Every Interesting Detail is Important

This is true and important: Not every interesting detail in a biblical text is important to the sermon.

Comedy Wildlife Photographs

Here they are, the finalists for the 2016 comedy wildlife photograph awards.

Flashback: The Pursuit

Like R.C. Sproul says, “People seek the benefits of God, while all the while fleeing from God himself.” What could be more evil than that?

Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong, and your wisdom is little.

—C.H. Spurgeon

  • 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

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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.