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Weekend A La Carte (January 7)

There’s a good collection of deals at CBD this weekend. They include the ESV Story of Redemption Bible in 3 variations (1,2,3); ESV Prayer Bible; ESV Scripture Journal complete set; ESV Journaling Bible. There are a lot of last year’s best books as well: Blessed by Nancy Guthrie; The Thrill of Orthodoxy by Trevin Wax; The R.C. Sproul Signature Classics box set; Men We Need by Brant Hansen; Heaven Rules by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth; etc. Also my own Seasons of Sorrow.

(Yesterday on the blog: Always Longing)

9 Things You Should Know About Events and Discoveries in 2022

Joe Carter rounds up some of the fascinating events and discoveries from 2022 that you may have missed.

The Basics — The Holy Trinity

Kim Riddlebarger shares some of the basic theology of the Trinity—perhaps a good opportunity for you to brush up on what the Bible tells us.

In Christian Publishing, ‘Platform’ Is Being Weighed and Found Wanting

Christianity Today has quite an interesting article about the ways in which publishers expect their authors to have a platform before having a book published.

Bear One Another’s Burdens All the Way to Christ

“We are to bear one another’s burdens, but we are not to try to hold those burdens indefinitely. We need to find a place that the burdens can land longterm. And God provides that place for us…”

Send Cards to Fight Back against the Winter Blues

Here’s an idea that could be a blessing to you and to others (especially if it’s cold and gloomy winter where you are): send cards to fight back against the winter blues.

Make Christianity Hard Again

That’s the idea of this article: counter a drab and uninspiring form of Christianity with one that is demanding.

Flashback: Have You Read a Book Yet This Year?

A new year presents an ideal opportunity to address some bad habits, to interrupt some apathy, to start something fresh. And with all that in mind, I wonder: Have you read a book yet this year?

The book itself is the best witness of its own inspiration…It is the greatest standing miracle in the world.

—J.C. Ryle

  • 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.