A La Carte (December 28)

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Today’s Kindle deals include lots of good selections for both books and commentaries. Enjoy! Westminster Books has a collection of devotionals on sale in case you’re looking for something new in 2019. They’ve also still got their ESVs on sale. (Yesterday on the blog: My Top Blogs and Bloggers

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What Is Domain Authority Why Should I Care?

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Domain Authority is in my opinion the single greatest indicator of a sites ability to compete organically for search traffic.  It is a great question and its simply complex.  Keep in mind Domain Authority or DA as we shall refer to it pretty much here on is the single best number to predict

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My Top Blogs and Bloggers of 2018

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I love blogs and believe in them as a medium. I followed hundreds of them this year, scanned tens of thousands of their headlines, and both read and shared thousands of their articles. They were a great blessing to me and today I want to pause to honor a few by sharing my top blogs […]

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A La Carte (December 26)

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I trust you enjoyed your Christmas, however you spent it! We had a mostly-quiet and very enjoyable day marked by family, thoughtful gifts, and good food. It was a pleasure. Today’s Kindle deals include all kinds of good books you may want to look at. What We Lose if We Ditch the Virgin Birth

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Merry Christmas

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It’s early on Christmas morning and the house is quiet. I’m waiting to hear the sound of children waking and whispering and giggling with excitement as they anticipate the day to come. I’m waiting to hear their feet pound their way down the stairs as they come racing to see their stockings and

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Web Site SEO Visualizations

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Web Site SEO VisualizationsI’m a visual person as I believe most of us are which is why I am fascinated by these images of sites that I have visualized.  Green dots are working pages, blue dots are redirects and orange dots are pages that don’t exist or are forbidden.  The

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A La Carte (December 24)

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Since this is Christmas week, I’ll be doing “light blogging.” There will still be something new every day, but instead of A La Carte plus an article, it will be A La Carte or an article. Today’s Kindle deals include some titles from Crossway. (Yesterday on the blog: Letters to the Editor

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Weekend A La Carte (December 22)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few interesting books that might make for good reading over the holidays. (Yesterday on the blog: 10 Suggestions For Your Personal Devotions in 2019) Top 10 News Stories of 2018 Facts & Trends takes a stab at the top stories of the year. “2018 saw religion

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Free Stuff Friday (Crossway)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Crossway. They are giving away the complete Knowing the Bible series. There will be five winners this week and each will receive a copy of the entire set. Here is how Crossway describes it: The Knowing the Bible series is a resource designed to

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A La Carte (December 21)

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Here’s a quick word about next week. Because it’s that infamously quiet and lazy week between Christmas and New Years, I’ll be sticking with light blogging–pretty much just A La Carte. The Daily Podcast will also go dormant. Normal operations will resume the following week. There isn’t much

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Sin Is Immaturity

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There is a lot bound up in every sin. Sin is missing the mark—an arrow that has veered so far to the left or the right that it has flown past the target. Sin is transgression, disobedience toward a known law or standard. Sin is iniquity, premeditated rebellion against God. And lately,

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A La Carte (December 20)

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There isn’t much to report for Kindle deals, though don’t skip yesterday’s list since it was pretty amazing. Logos users: Base packages are on sale until the end of the year. There’s a flash sale on some solid Zondervan products. And there’s just a lot of other stuff on sale. (Yesterday on the

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Shepherding At Home

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In this video, which was filmed at a nearby conference, I was asked about some of the concerns related to pastors and their families. I tried to briefly to remind church leaders of the temptations that draw us away from this primary calling. [embedded content] Transcript Pastors always need to

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A La Carte (December 18)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of titles, but they are pretty good ones. (Yesterday on the blog: The Collected Best Christian Books of 2018) Shelter in the Shame Storm Samuel James: “At some point people like me who grew up with the internet are going to have to reckon with the

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One Life-Changing Week

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This week the blog is sponsored by the Biblical Counseling Training Conference. Would you like to improve the effectiveness of your ministry? Would you like to improve your ability to help a hurting person using your Bible? This February 10-15, 2019 in Lafayette, Indiana we are hosting the

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