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A Different Homecoming Queen
“Kristin Pass, an 18-year-old senior with Down syndrome, became Aledo High School’s homecoming queen Friday to a joyous standing ovation and the flutter of a thousand tissues on a remarkable night for an amazing young woman.” (HT:Z)

Helping Students Evalute Media
“The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding has put together some excellent tool for parents, youth workers and teachers. The end goal is to get students thinking for themselves about media choices.”

Owen Stachan comments on a piece from the New Yorker. The short article covers a new book by David Crystal, Txting: The Gr8 Db8.”

Favorite Worship Albums of ’08
CT has a roundup of what they consider to be the best worship albums of the year.

One of Those Loans
This would be funnier if it weren’t so true.

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Johnathon Bowers introduces BibleArc, “a user-friendly platform for engaging the text of Scripture through a process called ‘arcing,’ which is simply the method of splitting a passage up into individual units of thought (called propositions) and demonstrating how those units of thought relate to one another.”

The Freedom of the Christian Market
Carl Trueman on the economic crisis and the socialization of America.

WorshipGod ’09
Sovereign Grace has decided to hold a WorshipGod conference a year early. So there will now be a ’09 conference.

No Tote Bags
I’m not quite sure who this is making fun of. But I think it’s mocking both Canadians and Americans who continue to threaten to move there whenever a Republican gets elected.

  • The Means and the End

    The Means and the End

    There is a crucial distinction between means and ends. Ends are the goals we have set our hearts on, while means represent the habits or disciplines through which we can realistically hope to attain those goals.

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 22)

    A La Carte: Motherhood / An open letter to dads about gentle parenting / How do I navigate a painful breakup? / More wonderful than being beautiful / Three reasons to show up to the prayer meeting / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.