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The Cutest Tax Deduction
Tim Ellsworth is asking that you vote for his son Noah at TurboTax’s Cutest Tax Deduction contest.


Updates @ DR
A couple of days late since our Managing Editor’s wife welcomed a new baby into the world (a pretty good excuse, really), but Discerning Reader has been updated with eight new reviews.


Altrogge’s Book Giveaway
The Altrogge’s are giving away some books through their blog.


Tim Tebow, Jason Hanson, Kurt Warner
Randy Alcorn writes about a few football stars who are first Christians.


Deal of the Day: Fabulous Friday
Every week CBD has a “Fabulous Friday” sale. There usually is not much worth buying. Today, though, there are some exceptions. You can get Ryle’s Expository Thoughts on all four gospels (in hardcover) for $24.99, a MacArthur Study Bible for the same price, C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity and Screwtape Letters together for $7.99, etc. It’s worth taking a look.


  • 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.