Children’s Bible Reading Plan

This week’s morning and evening reading plan in Word and pdf.

This week’s single reading plan for morning or evening in Word and pdf.

If you want to start at the beginning, this is the first 12 months of the children’s Morning and Evening Bible reading plan in Word and pdf.

And here’s the first 12 months of the Morning or Evening Bible reading plan in Word and pdf.

And here’s an explanation of the plan.

Planted by the water

If you are a present or future pastor or church planter living anywhere near the Chicago area on Monday October 8, can I commend a day conference (9am to 2pm) on a subject dear to my own heart – the health of the pastor. A day of teaching, networking, and encouragement focused on Jeremiah 17:5-8. Speakers include:

  • Kevin Galloway of Christ Church, Michigan City, IN
  • Joe Thorn of Redeemer Fellowship, St. Charles, IL
  • Scott Thomas of The Journey Church, St. Louis, MO

Puritan Reformed Seminary Building Extension Plans

By God’s grace and for His glory, Puritan Reformed Seminary is expanding! PRTS plans to expand its current facility by approximately 18,000 square feet. This means additional large classrooms, library space, several new offices, room for additional student carrels, enlarged student cafeteria and more.

Expansion costs are approximately $2.8 million, of which $2.1 million must be in hand or pledged before the start of the project. The good news is a generous donor has offered a $1 million matching gift.

Since then a handful of the seminary’s closest friends have pledged or donated an additional $700,000. This means we are only $400,000 away from having enough funds to break ground.

You can see a pdf of the floor plans and the artists impression here.

The existing building is on the left and the proposed addition is the on the right. Here’s a video that explains the Seminary’s mission and vision.

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Marriage bliss – or not
Encouragingly honest down-to-earth realism from Elina.

Shannon Macfarlane Sproul
Many of us have been greatly inspired by R C Sproul Jr’s worship-ful walk through the valley of the shadow over the past year as he mourned the deep loss of his precious wife, Denise. And now his darling daughter Shannon has joined her mother in eternity. Let’s be much in prayer for this needy family during these painful days.

The Bible for Bloggers
Bryan Chapell answers the question: “What biblical principles should guide Christian bloggers?

Why vote?
One powerful and rarely mentioned reason.

Asking Questions Like Jesus
Jesus asked 175 questions in the Gospels! James Faris separates them into seven categories.

10 Reasons why the YRR Crowd Digs the Puritans

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A dying pastor’s letter to his town
Reminds me so much of Acts 20.

TV Anchor Stands up to Bully with a Public On-air Shaming

The Strengths and Weaknesses of Working from Home
I’ve swung to and fro on this one. So much depends on whether you can control interruptions in your workplace office.

This Election’s Choice
Further to the question “Should I vote for the lesser of two evils?” Dan Phillips says, “Yes,” but Thabiti says “No.”

6 Categories in Proverbs

New TGC Jobs Board
Ministry opportunities.

Race, Women, Politics, Gospel: An Interview with Trillia Newbell

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Tim was unexpectedly called away to a pastoral situation which left me to fly solo on this week’s podcast. I was joined by Trillia Newbell, an African American journalist and blogger who lives in Tennessee and often writes about the interconnected issues of race, women, politics, and the Gospel. The interview covers these issues in addition to Trillia’s conversion story, her experience of four miscarriages, and the voting dilemma that faces many African Americans. You can find more of Trillia’s writing at and

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