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I need help with a strategy here. My children are constantly creating great works of art and giving them to me as gifts. Were I to add them up, their number would be greater than the stars in the sky, I’m sure. What’s a good strategy for dealing with this art? I can’t possibly keep all of it. So which works do I throw away? How badly will this emotionally scar my children? And how much will I regret throwing even those ones away if one of my kids ends up being a great artist some day?

The Four Holy Gospels – Crossway has a preview of The Four Holy Gospels, a unique take on the gospels that will be released next year. I’m not sure that I really get it, but I like it.

Reeder – If you have an iPad, you probably (hopefully) use Reeder to handle your Google Reader account. There’s now a beta of the OS X version of this app. And it’s really good, providing a much better reading experience for Google Reader. It’s Mac-only, of course.

Polemics with James White – Midwest Center for Theological Studies is offering a Polemics course with Dr. James White who will be speaking on New Atheism, Islam, Roman Catholicism, and Mormonism. There is special pricing for those who take the course via the Internet–just $10 for the whole thing.

7 Lessons from Wikileaks – I’m one who believes in the medium as the message (at least to an extent). So think Wikileaks is a big deal in a way that goes beyond just the content of the data that was released. This blogger agrees and pens a good article on some lessons we can learn.

Continuous Imperfect – In this short article Mounce goes from Greek stuff I don’t understand to a valuable lesson that I do understand–no matter your field, you need to regularly return to the basics.

Loving Aslan More Than Jesus – “If after watching The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (which released in US theaters this weekend), you find yourself or your kids feeling drawn to Aslan with alarming emotion, don’t assume it’s just the result of some cinematic spell.”

Best Books of 2010 – The New York Times has a list of their top choices in fiction and non-fiction. I read a lot of books this year, and wouldn’t you know it, I haven’t read a single one of their choices (though 3 of the non-fiction choices are ones I’ve got on my wishlist).

More Best Books – Barnes & Noble has also published a list of the year’s best books and I’ve read 5 or 6 of those ones. I quite agree that all the ones they’ve listed are deserving of the recognition.

The Twelve Doctrines of Christmas – Clever!

You will not get leave to steal quietly to heaven in Christ’s company without a conflict and a cross.

—Samuel Rutherford.

  • 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.

  • A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    Every month I put together a roundup of new and notable books for grownup readers. But I also receive a lot of books for kids and like to put together the occasional roundup of these books as well. So today I bring you a whole big batch of new books for kids

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    A La Carte (June 13)

    A La Carte: Were the earliest Christians illiterate? / Our new religion isn’t enough / Why do evil and suffering exist? / The missing ingredient in too many marriages / Is Genesis literal or allegorical? / The death of fear / and more.

  • Tear Down Build Up

    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.