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Eight Theses on God and Government – Sam Storms presents eight theses on God and government. While on the subject of politics, Joel Beeke has a follow-up to an article he wrote last week in which he shared why he cannot not vote for Mitt Romney.

Abandoned Suitcases – Collectors Weekly shares a fascinating interview and photo gallery. “If you were committed to a psychiatric institution, unsure if you’d ever return to the life you knew before, what would you take with you? From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them. Upon the center’s closure in 1995, employees found hundreds of these time capsules stored in a locked attic…”

Writing a Sympathy Card – Paul Tautges reruns an article that offers helpful suggestions on writing a sympathy card, rather a lost art, I think.

What a Pastor’s Kid Needs – Writing at The Gospel Coalition, Barnabas Piper gives a list of 7 things a pastor’s kid needs from his father. Here’s one I’ll need to come back to regularly!

New York Magazine – This is an amazing picture of New York City post-Sandy. It is gracing the cover of the new edition of New York magazine.

The best way to be a good father to your children is to be a good husband to their mother.

—Jay Adams

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • 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.