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A La Carte (September 11)


Westminster Books has a wide-ranging back to school sale going on right now. Lots of deals!

Yet again today there’s a pretty good little list of Kindle deals to look through.

What Are We Arguing About?

Kevin DeYoung suggests that we need to do a better job of defining where our differences lies. He explains that, then provides a bunch of examples.

Helping Your Church Survive Election Season

In a somewhat similar vein, here’s some help on helping your church survive the upcoming election season. “As we hurtle towards months of increasing partisan debate, rage fomenting social media posts, and increasingly combative campaign narratives, Scripture directs us to three critical shelters to shield our hearts from turbulence so that we can be a people who are still on mission in the middle of the storm.”

What if Henry VIII’s son by Katherine of Aragon survived?

To be clear, this is “Alt History,” which is to say, it’s history as it might have been under an alternate scenario. In this case, what might have happened had Prince Henry, the firstborn son of King Henry VIII and Queen Katherine of Aragon, not died as an infant? I’d love to see some church historians take on some alternative scenarios like this!

Died: Stuart King, a Pilot Who Survived D-Day to Help Found Mission Aviation Fellowship

What a contribution this man made! “Stuart King, cofounder of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), has passed away at the age of 98. A Royal Air Force engineer who fought for Britain in World War II, King devoted his life after the war to taking light aircraft to the remotest parts of Africa.”

When Peace Is Like A River

Here’s an article about peace even amidst difficult circumstances.

Amazon’s Murky World Of One-star Reviews

Take this article as a reminder that you can’t necessarily trust Amazon reviews, and perhaps especially the 1-star reviews.

Why Thomas Jefferson Created His Own Bible

This is a really interesting look at Thomas Jefferson’s infamous “cut and paste” Bible.

Flashback: The Glory of Children Is Their Fathers

Live a life that reflects the Bible and is worthy of imitation. In that way you’ll be the glory of your children, they’ll be able to speak your name with joy and pride and gratitude. Ultimately, they’ll praise God for your godly life and legacy.

Christ will slight them at the day of judgment, who have slighted him in the day of grace.

—Thomas Watson

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • 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…