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The Rape of Solomon’s Song (Conclusion)
John MacArthur has posted the final article in his series on the Song of Solomon. He addresses some of the questions and comments left by readers here at Challies.com.


A Call to Intentional Mothering
Carolyn McCulley writes about a series on Revive Our Hearts that sounds like it would be greatly encouraging to mothers. If features Holly Elliff. Holly: “Motherhood is the greatest tool I know for God to shape me and mold me and chisel me for eternity.”


The Hand of God
Silly name but astonishing beauty. “A ghostly blue cloud seems to form an outstretched thumb and fingers grasping a ball of fire. The amazing image was taken by NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory, which is orbiting 580km above the Earth. “


Truth and Apologetics
Phil Johnson does a great job of answering one of those tough apologetic questions: “How do I defend the sacking of Canaan by the Israelites?” “”Because they were an abomination to God” is a perfectly valid response: It’s true, and it is, after all, the correct biblical answer to the question.”


Pray for NEXT
There will be a special prayer initiative this year for the NEXT conference in May. They will be having focused intercession before, during, and after the conference, asking for God to pour out his Spirit & give much fruit that endures. They are looking for volunteers to pray both on-site and off-site (anywhere in the world). Click the link above to learn more.


Christian History Audio Books
Christian Audio is offering great prices on audio versions of Christian History magazine.


Don Cherry Outfit or Clown Costume?
You will probably not get much out of this unless you are Canadian. But my fellow Canucks should enjoy it!


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    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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    A La Carte (June 12)

    A La Carte: Does Bach’s music prove the existence of God? / Living from approval, not for approval / A surprising test of true faith / Do you have the support you need to grow? / Who was the “black Spurgeon?” / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 11)

    A La Carte: The blessing of constant curiosity / Church discipline in the digital age / Don’t be too easy to join / Body matters in Genesis / The local church is a sandbox / Seasons in a pastor’s life / and more.

  • Trusting Jesus in The Public Square 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Parents have a biblical responsibility to protect their children not only from physical harm but also from spiritual harm. It is entirely appropriate and right for a parent to wrestle with whether they want to allow their child to continue to have a friendship with a…

  • that First Sports Bet

    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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    A La Carte (June 10)

    A La Carte: Feminism’s patriarchs / Thank you, parents, for your Sunday faithfulness / Godly sorrow vs worldly sorrow / Being transformed from the inside out / What if everyone at your church was like you? / The gift and skill of praise in lament / Kindle deals / and more.