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A La Carte (September 16)

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I’ve just been told that Christianbook.com is discounting Seasons of Sorrow to $14.99 for the next few days. That’s a great price for those who have been waiting for a discount.

Over at Westminster Books you’ll find a sale on favorite titles by P&R Publications. There’s lots to choose from at between 40% and 45% off.

Technological Fundamentalism: Faith In The Digital Age

“None of us can imagine a world without smartphones, streaming services, and social media. Even though this digital trinity is less than 20 years old we all believe our lives are more ‘meaningful, bright, lively, centralised, and fast,’ because of it. And, as [Wendell] Berry says: ‘thanks only to more purchasable products,’ the future, ‘is going to be even better.’”

Missionary Job Description: Feel Awkward

I enjoyed this reflection on awkwardness and the missionary life. “Shortly before we launched as missionaries to India, I was gifted a book. The title was something like Home at Last. This book disturbed me.”

Ask TGC: Do Parents Have Rights That Protect Against Transgender Ideology?

Joe Carter answers an important (US-centric) question on parental rights.

Parenting Adult Children

Here are a few lessons on parenting adult children.

Pastors Teach

“We want the kind of man who will hardly stop teaching, even if you put a gun to his head. As he learns, he wants to teach. As he studies, he thinks about teaching. He breathes teaching. We might say he’s a teacher at heart. He loves to teach, with all the planning and discipline and patience and energy and exposure to criticism that good teaching requires.”

Who Wants to Play?

This is a very interesting reflection on work and play.

Flashback: What Not To Say at the Beginning of a Worship Service

If we’ve got just 75 or 90 minutes a week to accomplish all that corporate worship can and should accomplish, we can’t afford to waste a minute.

Just as surely as night follows day, authentic disciples follow Jesus Christ.

—Steven Lawson

  • 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…