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3 Rules for Polemics – Tim Keller offers some sound counsel on publishing polemics. I believe this is an urgent issue in our digital age because polemics have the ability to go so wide so fast. We’ve got to get this stuff right!

A Tale of 4 Alcorns – Some light-hearted but enjoyable fare from Randy Alcorn.

A Purpose in the Pain – Every month Tabletalk magazine features an interview. This month that interview is with Joni Eareckson Tada.

The Hunger Hoax – I always enjoy it when Thomas Sowell goes at an issue and offers a voice of reason (even if it’s a kind of frustrated and angry voice of reason). In his latest column he goes after the hunger myth. “We have now reached the point where the great majority of the people living below the official poverty level have such things as air conditioning, microwave ovens, either videocassette recorders or DVD players, and either cars or trucks.”

A Day Off? – Should a pastor have a day off? Seems like an obvious question, but not everyone believes it.

Lion Cub – Fun photos of a mother lion rescuing her cub.

You Must Be Born Again – A few days ago I mentioned that in Ray Comfort’s new film 180 the gospel is incomplete. David does a good job of explaining. (Note that this is a minor quibble–it doesn’t mean that the video is bad or that I don’t recommend it).

Hurricane Irene – I found this an interesting, every man’s perspective on the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

There is nothing destroyed by sanctification but that which would destroy us.

—William Jenkyn

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…

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    A La Carte (June 18)

    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.