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Groothuis Reviews Two Books on Schaeffer
Just like the heading says, Douglas Groothuis offers reviews of two recent books on Schaeffer: Barry Hankins’ Francis Schaeffer and the Shaping of Evangelical America and Colin Duriez’ Francis Schaeffer: An Authentic Life.


The Boulder
Here is another poignant entry from 6YearMed.


Anti-Conversion Bill in Sri Lanka
“According to the Jubilee Campaign, a group which works internationally in the area of religious freedom, the latest version of this [anti-conversion] bill was presented, cloaked in secrecy, for a second reading to the Sri Lankan Parliament. It is expected to go up for a third reading in February and is likely to be passed. The anti-conversion bill would have serious consequences for Christians in Sri Lanka.”


Creating a Family Worship Time
Here is a site where you can find a valuable round-up of materials with wisdom on how and why to create a consistent and meaningful time of family worship.


Polygamy: Outlawed for a Reason
This column is quite interesting. The author may well be right when he says that polygamy is going to be the next cultural battleground. While I disagree with his take on the history of marriage, I do think he offers some great reasons to outlaw polygamy.


Pulpit Magazine is Back
That’s right. At long last, Pulpit Magazine has returned. Be sure to check out Phil Johnson’s series on (what else?) Calvinism.


Pray for Abby Riggs
This family is asking you to pray for their little girl who is suffering from leukemia. “In July 2008, three years old, she was diagnosed with a high risk, aggressive form of Leukemia. Over the months, her prognosis has worsened as other complications and conditions became know.”


Hugh Latimer
Holimeo offers a short and sweet summary of the life of the martyr Hugh Latimer.


  • 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.

  • 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.