Weekend A La Carte (October 22)

Weekend A La Carte (October 22)

I want to express my appreciation to Reformed Free Publishing Association for sponsoring the blog this week with news of their lovely new book I Belong: Heidelberg Catechism Question and Answer 1 for Children.

Our friends at Christianbook.com are having a Bible Sale. It includes ESV Study Bible, The Biggest Story Bible Storybook, ESV Story of Redemption Bible, ESV Prayer Bible, and many more that are discounted up to 80%. If you prefer the CSB, NIV, etc, they’ve also got you covered.

(Yesterday on the blog: Embracing Complementarianism)

The 4 Kinds of Books You (Almost) Never Need to Read

Samuel James: “Nobody wants to read foolishly. There are, however, things you can remember to avoid doing it. Here’s a quick list of four kinds of books that you almost never need to read. As always, remember that these are reliable generalizations, not absolute rules; you may find the rare example of a book in one of these genres that’s actually good.”

Can I trust the CSB, MEV, or NLT? (Video)

Mark Ward’s brief video on these translations is a good one.

Miracle or Providence?

Like Jesse, I sometimes find people inadvertently cheapen providence by speaking too freely of miracles.

5 Effects of Expository Preaching on a Church

Anand Samuel: “To publicly herald God’s Word is an act of worship (2 Tim. 2:15), and a stewardship for which we’ll give an account. Here are five ways expository preaching beautifies Christ’s bride.”


“Last night my stomach tightened as I pulled Johnny’s red jacket out of the dryer. This is the jacket I described to the police officer. Will I ever be able to look at it the same way again?”

How is God’s sovereignty compatible with man’s responsibility in salvation? (Video)

It takes several of the Ligonier fellows to answer this one.

Flashback: God Gave Me Three Children (and Three Friends)

It is a thrill and a joy to be both a father and a friend, to relate to them as both children and trusted companions. It is a blessing to be loved not just because they have to, but because they want to.

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