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It’s a snow day today–the first one in 2 years. Special thanks to the local school board for calling us at 6:30 AM to tell us that it is a snow day (and for making sure that the children couldn’t sleep in…).

Most Popular in 2010 – ECPA has released a list of the top 50 Christian books from 2010 and another list of the top 20 Christian authors from 2010.

Trafficking in the Shadow of the Superbowl – Carolyn McCulley: “Just in time for the Super Bowl in Dallas comes this important campaign. This article was brought to my attention by Shared Hope International, which I support, and was originally posted on the End Human Trafficking blog by Amanda Kloer.”

Crazy February Sale – Bob Kauflin announces Sovereign Grace’s annual sale in which they drastically lower prices on all their CDs and many of their books. It’s time to stock up!

Church in a Post-Feminist World – This is an interesting interview with Mary Kassian in which she talks about the church in a post-feminist world.

What if I’m Not a Gifted Evangelist? – “I understand there are many obstacles to evangelistic practice; I know this because I’ve used them all as excuses avoid evangelistic opportunities. Given the opposition of the world, my clumsy or even failed attempts, and the challenge of my sinful heart, evangelism seems best left to winsome religious professionals who have silver tongues and the backing of large religious organizations. They just seem so … gifted at it. But what is being ‘gifted at evangelism,’ anyway?”

Playing Chikin – “The chicken sandwich chain Chick-fil-A is owned by devout Christians who close their stores on Sundays and give lots of money to Christian causes. The company gave some free sandwiches to a meeting of a ‘pro-family’ group. Since that group opposes gay marriage–even though Chick-fil-A has not said anything about that issue–some bloggers are calling for a boycott.”

I sometimes think that the very essence of the whole Christian position and the secret of a successful spiritual life is just to realize two things … I must have complete, absolute confidence in God and no confidence in myself.

—D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 20)

    A La Carte: The wedding of the century / Why grieving people need a theology of giving / God desires your happiness / Sincere love and hospitality in the church / Real life is a better teacher than social media / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (MBTS)

    This week Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the Church Institute is a free online platform from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary designed to provide free and accessible theological training to equip, encourage, and edify local churches. Courses may be taken as a self-paced individual or as a group within your…

  • A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    God’s design for gender and sexuality is fixed and unchanging. The way he created us is the way he means for us to live. The instruction he provides in the Bible is all we need to understand his purpose and live it out in a way that honors and pleases him. The wisdom he provides…

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    A La Carte (July 19)

    A La Carte: When you can’t forgive yourself after an abortion / Ancient Corinth, Judge Judy, and litigious Christians / Trusting the giver of good / The renovation of a soul / Life after Doom (by Brian McLaren) / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 18)

    A La Carte: Does Christian sex need rescuing? / 15 resolves for interpersonal conflicts / How senior pastors can help associate pastors / it’s okay to be okay / Don’t be proud of what you had no say in / How sweet! / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Protecting the Family Name

    Protecting the Family Name

    It is a conversation I had with my son-in-law while he was pursuing my daughter and expressing his interest in marrying her. It is a conversation I will need to have with a second son-in-law if the day comes when he expresses his interest in marrying my other daughter. It is a conversation about the…