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Where Did the Money Go?
This local blog looks at the economic crisis and all the falling portfolios and asks “Where did the money go?” The short answer is…it didn’t go anywhere because it didn’t ever exist.


True Woman Reflections
After blogging side-by-side with Carolyn McCulley, I was interested to read her reflections on last weekend’s True Woman Conference.


New @ DR
Mark shares some of what is new at Discerning Reader.


The NIV Bible Tour
“In may be the largest tour for a new title–a 90-city, 44-state tour called Bible Across America. That is Zondervan’s plan to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the New International Version Bible. A team of four is driving a 42-foot luxury motor home, more than 15,000-miles, criss-crossing the U.S. over the next five months.”


Interview with Donald Miller
Burnside Writer’s Collective interviews Donald Miller, asking why he has chosen to endorse Barak Obama. “He is also standing up to his own party on the issue [of abortion] and moving the party forward to elevate the issue of the sanctity of life within the Democratic Party.”


The Pornification of a Generation
From Newsweek: “In a market that sells high heels for babies and thongs for tweens, it doesn’t take a genius to see that sex, if not porn, has invaded our lives. Whether we welcome it or not, television brings it into our living rooms and the Web brings it into our bedrooms. According to a 2007 study from the University of Alberta, as many as 90 percent of boys and 70 percent of girls aged 13 to 14 have accessed sexually explicit content at least once.”


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    A La Carte (March 1)

    A La Carte: Rumblings of revival among Gen Z / Addition by subtraction / Seeing red / Burying the talents of the Great Rewarder / Inviting evaluation of your preaching / Book and Kindle deals / and more.

  • New and Notable Books

    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

  • A La Carte Thursday 1

    A La Carte (February 29)

    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.