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A La Carte (7/27)

The New Asceticism - I think Byron Yawn has a good word of warning to offer in this article. He looks at today’s many calls for radical living and points out where, if we are not careful, we could lose sight of the gospel. Remember that it tends to be good things that take our eyes off the gospel more than bad things!

What [What Not] to Say - Crossway has a helpful little excerpt from Justin and Lindsey Holcomb’s book on sexual assault. It simply shares some wisdom on what to say and what not to say to someone who reveals that they’ve been a victim of sexual assault.

A Conversation - Jesse Gardner recently did an interview with me about the books I’ve written, blogging, and so on. It’s in transcript form if you’re interested.

Here Is Our God - In 2012 The Gospel Coalition will have a conference for women. All the details are available at their site.

Porn Addiction - Michelle VanLoon talks about her father’s porn addiction and shows that such addiction goes far beyond the individual and effects the entire family. “When we consider relationships negatively impacted by a pornography addiction, most of us first consider the addict’s spouse or girl/boyfriend. It is not just the adult partner who is affected by a porn habit. Even if the addict believes he or she has the habit under wraps, porn’s toxicity leaks into other relationships in an addict’s life.”

A Different God? - David Murray answers this question: Why does God seem so different in the Old Testament than He does in the New Testament?

Nothing gives believers more joy than to see God glorified. —R.C. Sproul