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Weekend A La Carte (10/19)

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Why You Should Care – Thabiti Anyabwile on Strange Fire: “An honest discussion on this topic entails a number of uncomfortable admissions. And, perhaps it’s our inability or unwillingness to admit these things that hinder our discussion as much as anything else. We feel the stakes but we don’t want to face the stakes. For some people, this conference forces some difficult admissions, admissions we’d be happier not to concede. But, that, too, is reason to care about the issue and engage prayerfully. Consider what’s at stake.”

A Theology of Book Purging – I quite enjoyed this: “A Concise Theology of Voluntary, Principled Book Purging.”

Comfort and Contentment – Darryl Dash wonders about the difference between being comfortable and being contented.

5 Things Students Should Know – Louis Betty is an assistant professor of French at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater who recently wrote an article titled “5 Things You Don’t Have the Guts to Tell Your Students.” It’s worth a read.

Does God Listen to Rap? – I know some of you are fans of Christian rap, so I thought you might enjoy reading the first chapter of this book, which Cruciform Press will release on November 1.

Can I Vent? – “Have you ever asked someone that? Or been asked that? … We weren’t really looking for advice, we were just venting. Venting is not looking for counsel. It’s mostly just complaining.”

Iconic Goals – Here are twelve iconic World Cup goals and the stories behind them.

We complain today that ministers do not know how to preach; but is it not equally true that our congregations do not know how to hear?

—J.I. Packer

  • 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…

  • 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