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The Death of Porn

The Death of Porn is unlike any other book I’ve read. First, it’s a very personal book — a series of letters — written by Ray Ortlund. If you don’t know Ortlund, read this article about him, watch one of his sermons, or check out his podcast for pastors. If you’re looking for a cold, dispassionate book, look elsewhere. Ortlund begins this book with a personal letter to the reader. It’s a book characterized by warmth, intensity, and hope. That hope also sets this book apart. You’d e...
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: The Case for Civility The crisis is that our public square is manufacturing cultural resentments far more efficiently than it’s building character. What we lack in ideas we compensate for in enemies. It’s Just Not the Same The online church service pales in comparison to the physical gathering on Sundays. 13 Marks of Martyn Lloyd-Jones’s Preaching according to J.I. Packer J.I. Packer listed thirteen aspects to Lloyd-Jones preaching, that ...
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: How Sex Became King Sex outside of marriage isn’t new (Abraham), but due to certain technological advances—birth control, condoms, legal and “safe” and cheap abortions—consequence-free sex basically is. Why You Need Sermons That Don’t Directly Apply to You How do you listen to a sermon that’s not about you? How can you benefit from a talk on anxiety if you’re not worried, marriage if you’re not married, or depression if you’re not down? She ...
Tags: Featured, Life, Toronto, Links, Canada, Jesus, Abraham, Martyn Lloyd Jones, Francis Chan, Lloyd Jones, Francis Chan Right, Saint Luke 's United Church and Knox College


The Best Books of 2019 for a Better 2020 (20–75% Off)

Wrap up the year with 2019’s best Logos books and courses, now 20 to 75% off . You can study the Psalms, the unseen realm, theological anthropology, and more to start a new decade with greater scriptural knowledge. Go ahead and explore the best of 2019 —or read on for five highlights handpicked for pastors. 1. The Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart —30% Off The Care of Souls has won both The Gospel Coalition’s 2019 Ministry Book of the Year award and Christianity...
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A La Carte (December 20)

The Kindle deals seem to be slowing down a little pre-Christmas, but I did track down a few that you may want to look at. Mary, Joseph, and Jesus Were Not Refugees While there may be some similarities, Mary, Joseph, and Jesus were not refugees as we understand the term today. “There is a thought-provoking image circulating the internet that depicts a nativity scene unlike most we’re familiar with. It’s a picture of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus, each in separate cages. This image i...
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A La Carte (December 18)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of books. Interrelated Revelation Here’s a good explanation of how special revelation and natural revelation relate to one another. Occupation Growth and Decline This chart shows which occupations have grown and which have declined over the decades. Double Giveaway: Puritan Paperbacks & Martyn Lloyd-Jones Romans Set (SPONSORED LINK) Description: AccelerateBooks is hosting another giveaway. This time they’re giving away both the P...
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A La Carte (December 16)

Today’s Kindle deals include, among other things, a long list of issues of Matthias Media’s excellent The Briefing magazine. Logos users will probably want to check out the annual 12 Days of Logos and other Christmas deals. (Yesterday on the blog: God Alone Can Save: A Prayer) Every Pastor Needs a Lula Mae Pryor: A Eulogy What a sweet eulogy! “Lula Mae was one of the few people I’ve known who never seemed like she wished she had a life other than the one she had. She spent de...
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The Collected Best Christian Books of 2019

F or the past couple of weeks my RSS feeder has been humming with list after list of the best books of 2019 (or, if not the best, the favorite books of 2019). It seems that just about every avid reader I follow is eager to share his or her picks for the year that was. I love these lists and decided I’d compile them to look for patterns and repeats. Here, then, are the collected best Christian books of 2019. Each one of these is from a blog or web site I read regularly. We will...
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3 Logos Monthly Sale Highlights to Bolster Biblical Studies

During November, you can save up to 42% on handpicked resources about everything from theology to history, including some excellent Mobile Education courses. As you shop the Logos Monthly Sale , take a look at these three highlights to bolster your biblical studies. 1. The Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament: Methodology and Practice (5 hour course) —42% off See how Jesus is portrayed as the new Adam in John’s Gospel. Discover connections between Jesus’ teaching an...
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J. I. Packer on Preaching and Listening to Sermons

By Leland Ryken, excerpted from J. I. Packer: An Evangelical Life . Preachers are only half of the equation in preaching. The other half is the people who listen to preaching. Just as it is easy to think of education in terms of what administrators and teachers do, it is a permanent tendency to think of preaching in professional terms as what preachers do. But just as the heart of education is what happens to students, so, too, the “bottom line” in regard to preaching is what happens i...
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How God Calls Women (Calls Women To Go, Because They’re Already Home in Him)

I sat in an old church last week that’s heard God read under its roof for more than a century and a wise woman, Trillia, opened her worn Word and she read in a low melodic lilt that stirred me wide awake because I don’t ever remember hearing these words ever. “If Spurgeon said that “to believe God’s Word is the most reasonable thing we can do,” then only the most unreasonable would disregard how God’s Word highly regards women.“ “And I will bless her, [Sarai] and [moreover] give you a son al...
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Pastor, Thanks for All You Do

  The work of preaching is the highest and greatest and most glorious calling to which anyone can ever be called. — Martyn Lloyd Jones   We can’t say thanks enough. For this year’s pastor appreciation month, we’re sharing these free gifts to say thank you for serving the Church.   Free ebook from Lexham Press Many of us at Faithlife have been in the trenches of ministry, so we know how tough it can be. You simply can’t get through the day-in day-out struggles of ministry without a so...
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Uncover the Keys to Modern Communication in 45 Minutes & Save Big in October’s Sale

Today’s audiences are hungry—but they don’t want the same “food” their parents and grandparents did. Canned stories don’t work anymore. People are longing to be fed with authenticity and personal transformation. Connection is key. But how do you build that connection? Learn effective new strategies to bolster your preaching in just 45 minutes with How to Communicate Effectively to Modern Audiences. In this course from Logos Mobile Ed, Grant Fishbook shares from over 20 years of experience cr...
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God Set His Sermons on Fire: Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981)

In July 1959, Martyn Lloyd-Jones and his wife, Bethan, were on vacation in Wales. They attended a little chapel for a Sunday-morning prayer meeting, and Lloyd-Jones asked those present, “Would you like me to give a word this morning?” The people hesitated because it was his vacation, and they didn’t want to presume on his energy. But his wife said, “Let him. Preaching is his life” (Martyn Lloyd-Jones, 373). It was a true statement. In the preface to his powerful book Preaching and Preachers, he ...
Tags: London, Wales, Religion, America, Britain, Spirit, Philadelphia, God, Westminster, John, Calvin, Morgan, Elizabeth, PAUL, Cardiff Wales, Moody


EPIC: Philippines

It was over a year ago that I announced my EPIC round-the-world project in which I’d be travelling to different countries to search for and research church history. Twelve months and 24 countries later, I’ve finally completed my final trip for 2018. Here is some footage from my recent trip to the Philippines. I’m so thankful to Zondervan for their sponsorship of so many of these EPIC videos. Today they’d like you to know about some new books that may be of interest to you: the ...
Tags: Blogging, Philippines, Epic, Manila, Vlog, Charles Spurgeon, Moody, Zondervan, Martyn Lloyd Jones, Origen of Alexandria Augustine, Hippo Martin Luther John Wesley, Stephen McCaskill


A Personal Word on the Preaching the Commentary Series

In a previous post, I shared an excerpt from the preface to the Preaching the Word Commentary Series, edited by Dr. R. Kent Hughes. I want to follow up with a personal word about Dr. Hughes and his approach to preaching. I’ve never met Kent Hughes, but I feel indebted to him on a personal level because he mentored two men who changed my life, David Helm and Jon Dennis. Dr. Hughes was their pastor and boss at College Church in Wheaton during their formative ministry years, about two decades befo...
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Raise Your Song in the Night

Christians are the sort of people who sing at midnight. When Paul and Silas lay in prison, beaten and bloodied and chained, their fellow prisoners heard them singing in their cell (Acts 16:25). When the Lord Jesus awaited his betrayal, he led his disciples in a hymn (Matthew 26:30). And, of course, when David and the psalmists walked through the twilight of God’s seeming silence, they sent songs into the darkness. Christians sing not only at sunrise, when rescue has finally rushed over...
Tags: Israel, Religion, David, Jesus, Matthew, PAUL, Silas, Martyn Lloyd Jones, Jesus Paul


Leave Your Century for a While: Why I Read Christian Biographies

During my first seven years in the pastoral ministry (1980–1987), I felt very green — inexperienced, and in some ways unprepared. Before coming to Bethlehem Baptist Church at the age of 34, I had never been a pastor. I was in school full time till I was 28 and then taught college Bible courses until God called me to the pastoral ministry. In seminary, I had avoided pastoral courses and taken as many exegetical courses as I could, not at all expecting to be a pastor. When I came to Bethlehem...
Tags: England, London, Australia, Religion, Giants, Christ, Bethlehem, Murray, Martyn Lloyd Jones, Abel, Augustine, Jonathan Edwards, Warren Wiersbe, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Iain Murray, Iain Murray Murray


How to Pray in the Holy Spirit

I spent five years immersing myself in the sermons of Martyn Lloyd-Jones. It was truly a transformative season in my life. What was the biggest takeaway? The answer may surprise you. He taught me how to pray. Those who really knew Lloyd-Jones will not find that answer surprising at all. His wife once said, “No one will ever understand my husband until they realize that he is first of all a man of prayer and then an evangelist” (Bethan Lloyd-Jones). In particular, Lloyd-Jones, as a man of p...
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The Film You Have Been Waiting for: PURITAN

This week the blog is being sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books. Joel Beeke authored this post on behalf of Reformation Heritage Books, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Media Gratiae, and Stephen McCaskell. R ight now, as you are reading this blog, a film crew is in the midst of what sounds like an exhausting itinerary through multiple European countries. This week, for example, they will be spending time on-site in England with Sinclair Ferguson, Ian Hamilton, Steve...
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how to get the best seats in the house every time– and why it’s okay to want the best seats: Lent Week 2

W hen you hear how the old lady tried to jockey those boys of hers to get the cushy seats right next to the Man — it’s hard not to roll your eyes. I mean — who just flat out says it, and to none other than the Holiest Himself:  “Give your word that these two sons of mine will be awarded the highest places of honor in your kingdom, one at your right hand, one at your left hand.” Who’s the bullying she-bear audacious enough to go demanding the highest honour award for her old mama-boys? In the e...
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Preach through Proverbs with Help from Ray Ortlund

This month we’re giving away Todd Wilson’s Galatians: Gospel-rooted Living, part of the Preach the Word commentary series from Crossway. Plus, you can add another volume from this series for just $1.99: Proverbs: Wisdom that Works. In this work, well-known Bible teacher Ray Ortlund unpacks the whole book of Proverbs in 21 straightforward sermons, providing a biblical worldview on everything from money, sex, and power to the daily routines of an average life. Drawing relevant parallels from anci...
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Get a Free Commentary on Galatians That’s Perfect for Preaching

This month only we’re giving away free downloads of  Galatians: Gospel-rooted Living from Crossway’s Preaching the Word series. Plus, you can add on another volume from that series (Proverbs: Wisdom that Works, by Ray Ortlund) for just $1.99. And if that’s not enough, pick up the Martyn Lloyd-Jones 3-volume commentary on Acts 1–8 for just $9.99! Get all three at the Free Book of the Month page. Gospel-rooted living from Galatians What do you do when you’ve made a mess of things? Where do you ...
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Weekend A La Carte (November 25)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a few books that may be worth a peek. Don’t miss the current sale from Westminster Books. And from Logos, don’t miss the one-week sale on the sermons of D.A. Carson. You Too Mary Kassian talks about the problem of violence against women. “Contrary to what culture would have us believe, the church — as guardian and proclaimer of the gospel of Jesus Christ — holds the only real remedy for the evil of violence against women. For it is the only t...
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Dave Rawlings, Gillian Welch, and the Sound of Generosity

Posted on 09/07/17 The music industry is not exactly known for self-restraint. Ego runs rampant in the form of trashed hotel rooms (looking at you, Led Zeppelin), vitamin water for pet dogs (ahem, Mariah), and bitter feuds for artistic control (uh … any band with more than one person in it). These are extreme examples taken from the top tier of music celebrity. Drift down quite a bit farther, however, and you’ll find ego abated. You’ll find Dave Rawlings. The name Dave ...
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The Top 6 Biggest Deals of July: Save on Commentaries & More

July is here, and with it comes 50 great deals in our monthly sale. This month you can save over 40% on commentaries, monographs, reference works, and more. Here’s a rundown of the top six deals in the monthly sale: Preacher’s Homiletic Commentary (38 vols.) – 42% off – Written by preachers for preachers, this commentary is uniquely designed to foster the kind of biblical study that produces engaging and clear sermons. Fasting: A Biblical Historical Study – 41% off – This fascinating study put...
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5 Reasons Studying the Original Languages Is Worth the Pain

Should pastors and other Bible teachers bother to learn Greek and Hebrew? You can use Greek and Hebrew without having to memorize a single paradigm, let alone 3,000 vocab words, so why torture yourself? I’ll give you ten reasons studying the original languages is worth the pain, five this week and five next. 1. Because they increase interpretive accuracy. Martyn Lloyd-Jones was a medical doctor by training. He had no formal theological education. Yet he went on to become one of the twentieth c...
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Seven Leaders

Y ou know the rule with Iain Murray’s books, right? If he writes it, you read it! You can simply never go wrong. The rule proves itself true once again with his newest work, Seven Leaders. The thirteenth chapter of Hebrews exhorts us, “Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.” This book is designed to help us meet, understand, and remember seven leaders, seven pastors who faithfully served t...
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Free Christian Audio Books - Christianaudio.com

Every month on Christianaudio.com they have a free audio book. http://christianaudio.com/free/ The book is a "real" book, not something produced just to offer for free. Each month it's a different book. Some months it's a better book than others, and once a book has been offered for free, it won't be offered for free again. No credit card needed (only needed if you actually buy a book, but not the freebie). You don't even need to download the book right then... just click add to library and ...
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A La Carte (May 1)

Today’s Kindle deals include a long list of titles from Crossway, Thomas Nelson, and Zondervan. Free from ChristianAudio this month is Steve Lawson’s The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones. The other volumes in that series of short biographies are on sale. It Is Never Right to Be Angry at God Sometimes the strangest or most unexpected things are controversial, like saying that it’s never right to be angry at God. Of course it’s not! How the Universe is Way Bigger Than Y...
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