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Weekend A La Carte (November 28)

Today’s Kindle deals include some contemporary books along with some classics. I believe this is the first time I’ve seen the price drop on Mez McConnell’s The Creaking on the Stairs.

(Yesterday on the blog: Black Friday 2020 Deals for Christians)

Secret Sins Will Harm Others

“One of the most treacherous lies we can believe about sin, especially sin we consider private or secret, is that we can keep its consequences to ourselves. That we will be the only ones — if anyone — affected. We rarely consider how our sin inevitably influences others in one way or another.”

What Ancient Egyptian Sounded Like (Video)

This is quite an interesting examination of what ancient Egyptian sounded like. That’s a language that must figure prominently in several of the Bible’s key narratives.

Why Singing Hymns the Traditional Way is Better than Singing the Pop Worship Way

It’s quite simple, really.

Thoughts on Flipping the Bible Open and Reading Wherever You Land

While I discourage this as a primary method of reading the Bible, and while I’d want to be careful about always attributing too much significance to the “random” passage that shows up, I do think there can be value in it at times.

The Truth about Expressive Individualism

Carl Trueman tells the truth about expressive individualism. “Expressive individualism is a term used by philosophers such as Charles Taylor to talk about the way we think about being selves in the present day. Expressive individualism particularly refers to the idea that in order to be fulfilled, in order to be an authentic person, in order to be genuinely me, I need to be able to express outwardly or perform publicly that which I feel I am inside.”

Saying, “I Don’t Know”

Sometimes the best words to say during a Bible study are “I don’t know.” That’s especially true if you are the leader.

What Freedom From Sin Looks Like in This Life

Jen Wilkin explains.

Flashback: 3 Reasons Children Need to Obey Their Parents

To honor and obey parents is to honor and obey God. And those who give such honor and obedience to their parents open themselves to special blessings.

You can never stop thinking about something by trying not to think about it. If you want to get something out of your mind, you must begin thinking about something else.

—Heath Lambert

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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.