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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.


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    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte (February 29)

    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…