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Orphan 32: A Story of Providence
The Ottawa Citizen has the amazing story of “Nguyen Ngoc Minh Thanh was one of 57 children airlifted to Canada from Saigon in 1975. Embraced by a loving family, he wanted for nothing. Well, almost nothing: The story of his life — hardly a fairy tale — was missing its first few chapters.”


How to Pray for your Pastor
Ligon Duncan gives 17 different ways that you can pray for your pastor.


Playboy’s in Trouble…and it’s not Good News
Carl Trueman writes about the fact that Playboy magazine is in financial difficulties but also tells why this isn’t quite a good reason to crack open the champagne.


One-to-One Bible Reading and Prayer
An article from Matthias Media looks at one-to-one Bible reading and prayer, its benefits and why we don’t invest more time in it.


Free Audio: Abandoned to God
This month’s free download for Christian Audio is David McCasland’s Abandoned to God, a biography of Oswald Chambers. I’ve read the book and definitely recommend it.


The Worst Climate Predictions of 2008
Here are a few of the funniest, most irrational predictions about the climate in 2008. For example, Tim Flannery was named Australia’s Man of the Year in 2007 after predicting this: “Australia’s Cities Will Run Out of Drinking Water Due to Global Warming.”


Interview with Justin Reimer
Alex Chediak interviews Justin Reimer of The Elisha Foundation, an excellent organization that exists to serve the families of children with special needs.


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    Weekend A La Carte (March 2)

    A La Carte: The only way out of our desperate hypocrisy / Are Evangelicals too hard on men? / 9 healthy ways to respond to criticism / Is God disappointed with me? / 4 snapshots of dispensationalism today / Logos and Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Help The Persecuted)

    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…

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    A La Carte (March 1)

    A La Carte: Rumblings of revival among Gen Z / Addition by subtraction / Seeing red / Burying the talents of the Great Rewarder / Inviting evaluation of your preaching / Book and Kindle deals / and more.

  • New and Notable Books

    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte (February 29)

    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?