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An Adoption Success Story
The Washington Post shares the interesting story of C. Kenneth Johnson. “He has adopted eight children since 1983. Three daughters and two grandchildren still live with him. He has taken in another 144 foster children, most for a few days but some for as long as three years.”


A Twelve-Year Old’s Abortion Speech
“Despite facing threats of disqualification, a 12-year-old girl took first place in a speech contest when she eloquently argued for the rights of unborn children – after an offended judge quit. “


Students do not Know the Bible
“The Poet Laureate says it is becoming increasingly difficult to teach English Literature because students do not know the Bible or classical mythology. Andrew Motion told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme the lack of knowledge made it “difficult to even get beyond go” when teaching some of his recent students.”


The Gift of an ESV Study Bible
From Global Training Network: “One of the greatest privileges that our GTN Staff members had at the 2009 Uganda conference was to give out 150 ESV Study Bibles that had been graciously paid for by a donor.”


Why I Don’t Hate Big Church
I enjoyed this article by Gerald Hiestand. It explains how he overcame his aversion to “big church.” “On the surface, one might think that a smaller church would more naturally lead to relational connectedness. But I’ve since come to realize that intentionality–more than anything else–is the key to robust community.”


Facebook Privacy Settings
This article has a good roundup of some Facebook privacy settings you may not be aware of.


Deal of the Day: The Law of Kindness
Reformation Heritage Books is offering Mary Beeke’s book on kindness for a mere $5.


  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Coram Deo Pastors Conference)

    This week the blog and this giveaway are sponsored by the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. Dear brother pastor, In a spirit of prayerful expectation, I want to invite you to the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. This new event is hosted by Clearly Reformed (a new ministry I help to lead) and Christ Covenant Church (where…