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87 Hours of Porn Per Year
“The average UK teenager spends 87 hours a year viewing online porn, according to new research conducted by OnePoll in the UK.” Realize that the research did not distinguish between girls and boys and you’ll probably have do double that 87 hours for the boys. Allow for the fact that many of them undoubtedly lied and you could put it higher still.


The Best Bits from The Affections
Fred Sanders offers a way of reading only the best bits of Jonathan Edwards’ Religious Affections. “It gets the reading assignment down to 125 pages, arranged in 7 bite-sized portions of about twenty pages each -ideal for book discussion groups.”


Mary, Mother of Christ
Here is a movie that will be coming our way next year. It will have an A-list cast. “This is not a Christmas movie. This is a part of Mary’s life that has never been shown on the big screen before. It takes us through Mary’s youth, young love, her life as a new mother and the triumph through the absolute terror of Herod the Great’s reign. It is truly a story of real female empowerment.”


Going Underground at Wal-Mart
This is an interesting article about a guy who took a job at Wal-Mart just to see if all the bad press is true. (HT:Z).


Media Clamor over True Woman ’08
“The mainstream news media has discovered-with a vengeance, emphasis on vengeance-True Woman `08 nearly four months after the Revive Our Hearts women’s conference took place. Last week, Gender Blog interacted with an article published by Religion Dispatches that typified TW as a “counter-cultural movement,” but one that should be taken seriously. “


  • 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.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • 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.