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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.


  • 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…

  • A La Carte Friday 2

    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.

  • A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    Every month I put together a roundup of new and notable books for grownup readers. But I also receive a lot of books for kids and like to put together the occasional roundup of these books as well. So today I bring you a whole big batch of new books for kids

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    A La Carte (June 13)

    A La Carte: Were the earliest Christians illiterate? / Our new religion isn’t enough / Why do evil and suffering exist? / The missing ingredient in too many marriages / Is Genesis literal or allegorical? / The death of fear / and more.