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A La Carte (October 28)

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Today’s Kindle deals include: NIV Lifehacks Bible edited by Joe Carter, Unveiling Grace by Lynn Wilder, and The Spurgeon Series edited by Larry Pierce. You can find them all at the dedicated Kindle deals page.

How Will We Live Now?

Al Mohler remembers Schaeffer’s classic 40 years after it appeared. “While most evangelicals were watching Gunsmoke and taking their kids to the newly opened Walt Disney World, Schaeffer was listening and watching as a new worldview was taking hold of the larger culture.”

Playing with History

Here’s a longform article about what I consider the greatest gaming franchise ever: Sid Meier’s Civilization. (And what are the chances that two articles in a day would refer to Kenneth Clark’s series Civilization? I wonder if Dr. Mohler plays the game…)

Luther’s Justification Story

Jen Thorn offers a retelling of Luther’s parable of justification.

Autumn in Colorado

Go full screen and HD to enjoy the beauty of Colorado’s autumn through this video.

The Blessing of Being Uncomfortable

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about comfort. Rich Holdeman’s article is challenging.

Husbands: Miscarriage Is Your Tragedy Too

Here’s a timely word for husbands whose wives have suffered a miscarriage.

Semper Reformanda

Kevin DeYoung writes about the oft-misused phrase semper reformanda and tells how it should not be used.

This Day in 1949. 67 years ago today Jim Eliot wrote his most famous saying in his journal: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” *

Burj Khalifa – How To Build Higher

You might be interested in this video that tells how Burj Khalifa is a marvel of engineering.

Reading and Writing for the Glory of God

Josh Buice recently interviewed me on reading and writing. You can click and read if you’re interested.

Lifeway Stops Selling Hatmaker Books

“Jen Hatmaker’s recent remarks affirming LGBT relationships have lost her bestselling books a place on the shelves of LifeWay Christian Stores.”

Flashback: The Safe Place for Our Kids’ Shameful Questions

One of the facts I’ve learned since writing a book on pornography, and since having the opportunity to write articles for various sites and publications, is that children today are taking their innocent questions to Google and, all too often, receiving decidedly non-innocent answers.

Do not be guided by providences when you are refusing to be guided by God’s Word.

—Sinclair Ferguson

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    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.