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Men As Providers – Here’s a great article from CBMW: “Whatever a man thinks he is ‘called’ to, this much is clear – he is called to provide for his family. One of the most God-glorifying pictures of the gospel is when a man puts his childhood dreams to the side, steps up to the plate, gets a job, and valiantly cares for his family. This man should be honored and his work should be appreciated.”

Missions Is Not for Wimpy Women – John Piper reflects on a week in Ethiopia.

Born Friends – Your feel-good YouTube video du jour.

What Did Jesus Say? – Todd Pruitt: “I keep hoping that the fascination with Sarah Young’s bestseller Jesus Calling will fade away.” But it isn’t, so you may want to read his concerns.

He Opened His Mouth – Bill Mounce: “Does the phrase ‘to open one’s mouth’ have any meaning, or is it so redundant that it should be skipped in translation? I think that there is enough of a pattern to show that it was a way of adding solemnity to what was to be said.”

7 Habits of a Highly Effective Date Night – With a title like that, you know you need to click it. Matt Heerema shares a few essentials of a good date night.

How Should Christians Engage With Technology? – Andy Geers recently did a talk on Christians and Technology. If you haven’t read The Next Story or another book on Christians and technology, this will give you the basics of a Christian view of technology.

Conference on Sanctification – If you’re within range of Indianapolis, you may be interested in a conference David Murray and I will be speaking at this weekend. We’ll be looking at modern challenges to sanctification.


It must not be expected that the devil will let those rest who are laboring to destroy his kingdom.

—Thomas Watson

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    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.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.