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Sweet Sadness and St. Valentine – This is a sweet reflection on being single on Valentine’s Day. “I am lonely, sometimes, which seems ridiculous because my world is full of people. But in a society of couples, there is not much room for the party of one. And friends are all very well – mine are the best, in fact – but I crave companionship. I’d like to do life with someone who doesn’t have to go home at the end of the day.”

How Could God Command Genocide? – How could God command genocide in the Old Testament? Justin Taylor takes on the question. “This is a good, hard question. The way we answer it will both reflect and inform our understanding of justice and mercy.”

D.A. Carson’s Most Painful Things – I think most Christians can identify with what D.A. Carson says in this Q&A: “The most painful things I’ve ever borne are betrayals by Christian friends.”

The Big Storm – You knew The Big Picture would put together a photo gallery of the big snowstorm. Here it is.

TMS Theological Resource Center – Nathan Busenitz introduces The Master’s Seminary’s new Theological Resource Center. “The featured resource on the site is a growing library of video lectures taught by the TMS faculty. … The site currently contains seven full courses, consisting of 162 individual lectures. Over the next few months, the library will grow to include over 20 courses, offering hundreds of hours of seminary-level lecture content.”

You can always give without loving, but you can never love without giving.

—Amy Carmichael

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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?