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Four Reasons You Might Be Aborted
Joe Carter writes an open letter to fetal humans explaining four reasons they might be aborted.


Newsbusters on Obama’s Million Ghost March
Newsbusters looked at the satellite photos, did the math, and determined that the estimates were massively inflated. “I doubt it would surprise anyone here that the media would go to their best lengths to over-estimate the number of people at Obama’s inauguration. But just how far? Try a million people.”


22 Weeks
You’ll likely be hearing more about this movie, 22 Weeks, in the coming weeks and months.


Are You Good at Multitasking?
Congratulations! You’re hopelessly inefficient. Matt Perman shares a quote from a book I almost purchased last night when I saw it at the local bookstore.


Today is John Donne’s Birthday
Fred Sanders offers a brief overview of the life of this great poet and preacher.


The Year’s Weirdest Headline
I’ll grant that it’s only January 23, but what are the changes you’ll see a more bizarre headline than this all year? “Clinically Depressed Poodle Mauls Former French President Chirac.”


  • 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.

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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.