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Weekend A La Carte (January 11)

Today’s Kindle deals include several excellent classics and a couple of newer works.

(Yesterday on the blog: Piercing Heaven: A Prayer Book You’ll Actually Use)

Humbly Coming Before Our Father

“Although most people, even many professing Christians, believe that everyone is a child of God in a spiritual way, the word of God is undeniably clear that only those who are united to the Son by faith are the adopted children of God. These, and these alone, are those with whom Paul includes himself when he says, “Because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’”

New Year, New Fears

I think Eleazar speaks for quite a few people when he talks about the fear that can come with a new year. “For me, every new year brings uncertainty, and 2020 is no different. Before me lies twelve unwrapped boxes containing the expected and the unexpected. The good and the bad. The victories and the defeats. The joys and the sorrows. And I’ll get to open these boxes one after the other, not knowing what to expect.”

Stop Believing in Free Shipping

The expectation of free shipping is, not unexpectedly, causing a number of problems, especially among smaller retailers that can’t compete with Amazon.

Talking to Jehovah’s Witnesses? Start Here

STR has rounded up some of their resources on Jehovah’s Witnesses. If you’re planning to meet with some JWs, or expect to in the near future, these may prove valuable.

The Radiological Incident in Lia, Georgia

Here’s the odd story of an unexpected radiological incident in Georgia.

Ask Ligonier with Sinclair Ferguson

Sinclair Ferguson recently participated in an “Ask Ligonier” session and answered all kinds of questions.

How One Photographer Captures the Glory of Birds in Flight

There is so much beauty in God’s creation—even in the movement of birds.

Flashback: How Well Do You Know Your Hymns? (A Quiz)

How well do you know your hymns and their authors? This little quiz is designed to find out!

It is not wrong to come to God with specific needs and desires. The problem is when we become utterly convinced of what God’s will is and refuse to be still until we see that very thing come about.

—Tessa Thompson

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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…