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A La Carte (September 28)

Today’s Kindle deals, like most days, include a bit of a hodgepodge of books. But there are some good ones there…

If you’ve been considering Logos Bible Software, you may like to know that their Starter package has been reduced to less than $200 for the first time. That’s a very reasonable point of entry.

Do You Wish You Could Read Faster?

Dave Mathis asks whether that’s really a noble desire and instead advocates the joy of slow reading.

At Some Point Share the Gospel

Stephen Kneale is right about this: the kind or method of evangelism is far less important than the fact that at some point you’ve simply got to share the gospel.

Self-Driving Cars and Radio

It’s amazing how one technology can influence another. In this article the author discusses how self-driving cars may signal the end of radio. After all, as cars take over the job of driving, they would transition from a place to listen to (yet another) place to look at screens.

The Reformation and Your Church

There’s a new edition of the 9Marks journal available for free download. Not surprisingly for an autumn 2017 edition, it concerns the Reformation and how it impacts your church.

Appian Way, The First Roman Road

The Roman roads are a fascinating ancient technology. They were designed to move soldiers and commerce. Yet you can see by the spread of Christianity that they also moved believers and their gospel.

Pastor as Overseer of Worship Music

This is very true and very important: “Since the pastor is to be an overseer, this means one of the areas he is responsible to exercise oversight in is the worship music of the church. God almighty as charged pastors, His under shepherds, with this great responsibility.”

Can Unbelievers Do Good Deeds?

No one answers this kind of question better than R.C. Sproul. “Many people live quietly as law-abiding citizens, never defying the state. We hear regularly about acts of honesty and integrity, such as when a person returns a lost wallet rather than keeping it. John Calvin called this civil righteousness. But how can there be these deeds of apparent goodness when the Bible says that no one does good?”

Flashback: How an Affair Really Begins

One of the great misconceptions about affairs is that they begin with sex. Affairs do not begin with sex. Instead, it is a culminating decision in a long list of terrible, self-centered decisions.

The truth of God’s limitless power could be absolutely terrifying were it not paired with the truth of his limitless goodness.

—Jen Wilkin

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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.

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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…