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Holiday A La Carte (January 1)

Happy New Year! Last night we spent a few minutes reflecting on how God has blessed our family in 2015, and prayed together that we would continue to experience so much of his grace in the year ahead. Then we had a fun and quiet evening together as a family. God is good! Here are a few articles I thought you might enjoy.

Ten Check Up Questions for the New Year

Kevin DeYoung has ten excellent questions to consider.

Advice for Another Year of Bible Reading

Bruce Ware offers some wise counsel on another year of Bible reading.

Who Owns Antarctica?

It belongs to all of us. Kind of.

An Open Letter to You in 2016

Mike Riccardi: “As we anticipate the challenges and opportunities of 2016, I want to write an open letter of sorts that focuses on the most important realities in the world. And the addressee of my open letter is you.”

When you stop saying “Thank You”

Dan Darling: “I’ve noticed, however, that ingratitude is often the first sign of a troubled heart. When I stop saying ‘thank you’ I know that sin has overcome me.”

This Day in 2010. 6 years ago today, David Platt’s book Radical was published. It quickly became a New York Times bestseller. *

Worship Leader Resolutions: 2016

Jamie Brown gets all silly with his 2016 worship leader resolutions. “I don’t think a song without an octave jump is even worth singing. But simple octave jumps are just not enough anymore. They have lost their power. It’s time to embrace a new approach to octave jumps.”


The most important daily habit we can possess is to remind ourselves of the Gospel.

—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.