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Praying For and With Your Wife – Brian Croft is on target with this article. “It might not surprise you if I told you that many Christian man struggle to pray for their wives with their wives. What might shock you is if I told you many Christian pastors struggle to pray for and with their wives. I’m not talking about praying with her and the family at meal time. I am talking about a pastor sitting down with his wife, with no kids or other distractions, looking her in the eyes, and asking how she is doing and how you can specifically pray for her.”

Stent Man – Mark Altrogge has put together a funny look at a recent medical procedure.

Missing $4,155? – That missing $4,155 went into your gas tank last year…

Terrifying Awesomeness – This Slate article looks at the newest Nerf guns which truly are amazing toys.

Farther Along – Christianity Today has given their album of the year award to Josh Garrels’ Love & War & The Sea Inbetween. You can download the whole album for free (legally!) from JoshGarrels.com.

The Hobbit – Here is the first trailer for The Hobbit, coming our way a year from now.

What a man is on his knees before God, that he is–and nothing more.

—Robert Murray M’Cheyne

  • The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    Quite a long time has passed since we witnessed the unexpected rise of a new kind of Calvinism. Few had anticipated that in the twenty-first century, so many millions of people spanning a host of nations and traditions would find themselves affirming such old and controversial doctrines. Yet many did so because they were wary…

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    A La Carte (July 12)

    A La Carte: John Piper on repetitive worship songs / Jen Wilkin says not to fear the marks in Revelation / Carl Trueman’s hope beyond politics in Europe / Bruce Ware on angels and free will / Samuel Davies’ tragic children / Book deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 11)

    A La Carte: The Disney princess whose heart isn’t worth following / Words of mercy and grace when we disagree / Ten reasons why the Bible is the greatest of great books / Why balance is bad for pastors / The earliest record of Jesus’s childhood / and more.

  • Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    When visiting a far-off church, I met a man who, with sadness, told me about his father’s final sermon. A lifelong pastor and preacher, his father had withdrawn from full-time ministry several years prior, but still preached from time to time. On this Sunday he took to the pulpit, read his text, and gave his…

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    A La Carte (July 10)

    A La Carte: How the GOP became pro-choice / Forgive, and be forgiven / 10 non-cringy faith-based movies / The practice of arranged marriages / Do I share the gospel now? / How to show Mormon missionaries that the Bible contradicts their gospel / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 9)

    A La Carte: A prayer for my children’s walk with Christ / What really happened and Nicea / The secular creed / The Bible is not boring / It’s okay to fail / How can I read my Bible correctly? / Kindle deals / and more.