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4 Reasons Men Like Porn - “One of the tasks of a good friend or accountability partner to someone who is entrenched in pornography is to help them understand their own heart. Why do they run to porn again and again?” Here is a helpful look at reasons men may be drawn to pornography.

Preaching for God’s Glory - Alistair Begg’s little book Preaching for God’s Glory is on sale at Amazon for $0.99 in the Kindle edition.

Norway in Pictures - Here’s a gallery of some beautiful pictures of Norway. It’s pure eye candy!

Hot Weather in Richmond - This is rather an unusual forecast.

Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld - Al Mohler says this is a must-read obituary and I’m inclined to agree. What a fascinating life!

1 Billion Hours - Netflix users watched a billion hours of streaming video last month. This means that the average user watched about 80 minutes per day. I guess I’m not pulling my weight!

From Shepherd to King - Here’s a nice little infographic that traces David’s path from shepherd to king.

Praying for Salvation - Michael Horton addresses Roger Olson on whether or not Christians should pray that God will save their loved ones. “Arminians shouldn’t pray for God to save their loved ones, because God could reply, ‘Look, I’ve done my part; now the ball is in your court.’ Yet, I note, Arminians are typically no less zealous in praying for the salvation of the lost than Calvinists. We’re at one on our knees.”

Christ is the cause of the greatest division, but he is also the medium of the greatest union. —C.H. Spurgeon