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When a Husband Is Addicted to Pornography – Here’s a helpful article on what to say and what not to say when counseling a woman who has discovered her husband’s addiction to pornography.

The End of Google Earth – Vanity Fair has a long and fascinating story about a man who used Google Earth to track down the family he had been separated from as a child.

Servants and Stars – Julian reflects on spending time with all the rap stars of Reach Records.

Is Transfer Growth Bad? – “If you read books, blogs or hear talks on church planting or church growth you will eventually hear someone decry transfer growth. As the term would imply, transfer growth is the moving of people from one church to another. This is to be contrasted with conversion growth, which would describe new Christians joining a church. The question that must be answered is, is transfer growth bad?”

An Emotional Rollercoaster – This article is well-done. “As much as I hate to admit it, I am an emotional roller-coaster. I turn from happy to sad on a dime and sometimes it isn’t even justified.” I guess it’s geared primarily to women.

Cookie Monster – I don’t know about the underlying cause on this site, but the image is plenty powerful. It simply displays the sexualization of young girls by comparing a boy’s and a girl’s version of a Cookie Monster costume.

If it is hard to accept a rebuke, even a private one, it is harder still to administer one in loving humility.

—D.A. Carson

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

    A La Carte: Order, preparation, and the Spirit’s leading / Desecration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Why did God stigmatize the disabled? / Who would I be if I was happy? / 7 parenting errors that can influence adult children to leave the faith / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.