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Weekend A La Carte (October 8)

It is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, with the official holiday coming up on Monday. We have escaped the city with some friends and are nicely settled here in the quiet beauty of Eastern Ontario. We are thankful and anticipating a quiet, restful weekend.

Today’s Kindle deals include just a few–a good end to what has been a bit of a slow week!: Confronted by Grace by John Webster, Where Only God Could Lead by Cary Schmidt, The Cross in the Experience of Our Lord by R.A. Finlayson, Old Wives Tales by Clare Heath-Whyte, and War in the Wasteland by Douglas Bond.

Good Manners and Good Sales

Chick-fil-A massively outsells its competitors even though “all Chick-fil-A restaurants are closed on Sundays, due to a national corporate policy–whereas most of their competitors are open seven days a week.”

InterVarsity Responds to Pro-LGBT Outcry

WORLD: “InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA, an evangelical ministry serving more than 41,000 U.S. college students, is taking flak for reaffirming its biblical stance on human sexuality and requiring its employees do likewise.”

The Dogs’ Nose

Apparently dogs may just tell time with their noses. Who knew?

They Are More Than Their Rehab Potential

“I am a pediatric occupational therapist, and I play for the glory of God.” This is a sweet article.

Ten Tips from Ten Years

Stephen McAlpine shares ten tips from ten years of involvement in the missional church planting scene.

This Day in 1971. 45 years ago today Russell Moore was born. Happy birthday, Russell!

A Church Weekend Away – Don’t Forget the Beer

Here’s a unique situation that arises in a unique ministry context. And I post this older article because apparently the man in question died yesterday.

The Holiness of God & Chosen by God

“You can stream all of the messages in Dr. R.C. Sproul’s classic series’ Chosen by God and The Holiness of God for free. You can also stream these series for free on YouTube.” If you’ve never seen these, get thee to YouTube!

Flashback: Songs We Sing (That You Probably Don’t)

Here are a few songs we sing at Grace Fellowship Church that you may not be familiar with.

3 Ways To Be Ready for the Best Evangelistic Opportunity this Year

My thanks goes to The Good Book Company for sponsoring the blog this week with “3 Ways To Be Ready for the Best Evangelistic Opportunity this Year.”

To become slow to anger is to become like God.

—David Powlison

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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.