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Weekend A La Carte (September 21)


You’ll find an eclectic little collection of Kindle deals to poke through today.

(Yesterday on the blog: What Is a Girl Worth?)

Why Chris Tomlin Still Dominates Both Radio and Sunday Morning

Here’s why Chris Tomlin is compared to Charles Wesley. What I wonder is how many of Tomlin’s songs will have the lasting power of Wesley’s. Will the church be singing any of them in 200 years? Only time will tell…

The Worship Song I Can’t Bring Myself to Sing

Trevin Wax explains why he can’t bring himself to sing a certain song.

Pedro Martinez Pitched the Greatest Season Ever. Then He Did It Again. (Video)

Baseball fans will enjoy this lengthy video of one of the best pitchers ever during his two strongest seasons.

For Wife and Child

This is a well-composed and purposeful poem.

Marriage as a Ministry

“I was surprised when he turned to me and said, simply, ‘I never feel more called to ministry than when we’re sitting in our living room with someone on our couch like that.’ Here is a man who stands behind a pulpit and preaches God’s word every Sunday, who leads prayer meetings and ministers in hospitals, nursing homes, and funeral homes. A man who sits across from people who need financial help almost every day, who listens and counsels and carries people’s secrets around with him like Jacob Marley’s ponderous chains. This is a man whose entire life is given for Christ and for serving others. Yet, in this moment he revealed something precious to me: he feels most secure in his calling when we are serving together.”

The $250,000 Unlimited Flight Pass: A Terrible Mistake (Video)

American Airlines once made a big and costly mistake.

Netflix Is Making It Harder to Be a Missionary

What a fascinating article on missions in a modern age. “High-speed internet, airplanes, and cellphones have given those of us who have left our lives and loved ones behind an unprecedented ability to stay connected to that world. But these technological advances have also inhibited missionaries’ ability to be present and engaged in the work they believe God has called them to.”

Flashback: What’s the Purpose of … Children?

“What’s the purpose of having children at all?” In today’s world, which too often exalts self and writes off children as an inconvenience, this is a question we must ask and answer.

The dragon lost his sting when he dashed it into the soul of Jesus.

—Charles Spurgeon

  • 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.