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Weekend A La Carte (December 26)

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Everlasting Father

Wait—“Everlasting Father”? Isn’t he the “child … born,” the “son … given”? Isn’t he the Son of Man and the Son of God? Isn’t it God the Father who is, well, God the Father?

I’m Stephen, By the Way

What do you do after you’ve been Canada’s Prime Minister for a decade? Basically, you just go back to normal life. These’s something so Canadian about this.

ISIS, the Persecuted Church, and Christmas In Wartime

Russell Moore and Marco Rubio team up for an article at the Washington Post.

Best Albums of 2015

Steve McCoy provides his annual roundup of the best albums of the year.

Top Ten YouTubes of 2015

And Denny Burk provides his top ten YouTube videos of the year.

This Day in 1620. 395 years ago today, the Plymouth Colony was settled by the “Mayflower” colonists. *

Less Is More

“As much as I love the ‘less is more’ principle taking root in my home, it the non-material space in my life that now holds my attention. As the clutter in my living room ebbs away, it seems that an unintended effect has been that I finally noticed the clutter that has unassumingly accumulated in other areas of my life.”

Why I Sing Psalms

Thanks to Crown and Covenant for sponsoring the blog this week with a word from my friend Rosaria Butterfield.

MacArthur

The shadow of the cross looms over the manger. When you understand that, you understand Christmas.

—John MacArthur

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 13)

    A La Carte: Folly has a strategic plan to get you / The power of a health warning / Sex is not a solution to marital tension / What do you do when your suffering is your fault? / We can’t think or live Christianly / Good news for African girls / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TMAI)

    This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Master’s Academy International (TMAI). They are giving away the 42-volume Essential MacArthur Library set. The Master’s Academy International (TMAI) is a worldwide network of pastoral training centers that equip indigenous church leaders to preach the word and shepherd their people. They have 19 Training Centers around…

  • The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    Quite a long time has passed since we witnessed the unexpected rise of a new kind of Calvinism. Few had anticipated that in the twenty-first century, so many millions of people spanning a host of nations and traditions would find themselves affirming such old and controversial doctrines. Yet many did so because they were wary…

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    A La Carte (July 12)

    A La Carte: John Piper on repetitive worship songs / Jen Wilkin says not to fear the marks in Revelation / Carl Trueman’s hope beyond politics in Europe / Bruce Ware on angels and free will / Samuel Davies’ tragic children / Book deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 11)

    A La Carte: The Disney princess whose heart isn’t worth following / Words of mercy and grace when we disagree / Ten reasons why the Bible is the greatest of great books / Why balance is bad for pastors / The earliest record of Jesus’s childhood / and more.

  • Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    When visiting a far-off church, I met a man who, with sadness, told me about his father’s final sermon. A lifelong pastor and preacher, his father had withdrawn from full-time ministry several years prior, but still preached from time to time. On this Sunday he took to the pulpit, read his text, and gave his…