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Am I Still Crazy Busy? – Kevin DeYoung shares some of the ways he has responded to what he learned in writing his book on busyness. There are some helpful practical tips here!

Free Logos Book – Logos users may want to grab this month’s free book, Paul, the Interpreter of Christ by Archibald Robertson.

Hearing Something Different – We have all had times like this: I know what you say you believe, but I am hearing something different…

Old Enough to Be Baptized – Here is one many Baptists struggle with: When should we baptize children who profess faith? “Those of you who are from traditions that baptize infants may not appreciate the significance of this issue. But those of us who believe that baptism is for those who have made a personal confession of faith, it gets a little tricky.”

The Means of Grace – Joe Thorn should definitely have titled this article “Lean Into the Means,” as that would have been way more catchy. Still, read the article.

Abusing Sufficiency – Nick writes about the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture and some of the ways it has been abused. He shows several things it doesn’t mean.

Little ‘g’ gospels – “There are all kinds of little ‘g’ gospels. These are messages we preach to ourselves citing the (false) reasons God will surely love and accept us.” And those are not the gospels our kids need.

In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it?

—John Stott

  • that First Sports Bet

    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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    A La Carte (June 10)

    A La Carte: Feminism’s patriarchs / Thank you, parents, for your Sunday faithfulness / Godly sorrow vs worldly sorrow / Being transformed from the inside out / What if everyone at your church was like you? / The gift and skill of praise in lament / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Not a Life of Ease

    It’s Not a Life of Ease

    You can’t read the New Testament and fail to understand that the Christian life was never meant to be a life of ease. Each of us will encounter adversity and adversaries, and each of us will have to wage war against our fearsome foes— the world, the flesh, and the devil. Then, each of us…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 8)

    A La Carte: Fighting for faith when doubts abound / The incredible blessing of my father’s final months / Why you can’t let yourself feel content / The means of doing much good / Bible translations are for people / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TWR)

    This giveaway is sponsored by TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, whose mission is to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced. TWR is looking for engineering, IT, maintenance and finance specialists to help us tell the story to God’s glory. Explore these and other opportunities here. …

  • The Way You Walk

    The Way You Walk

    You can tell a lot about people by the way they walk, can’t you? You can tell a lot about their physical health, their emotional state, and perhaps even their spiritual condition. You can often tell at a glance whether they are healthy or ill, joyful or sorrowful, delighting or despondent. Consider a company of…