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Steven Curtis Chapman – Andrew Peterson writes about touring with Steven Curtis Chapman: “Everyone I know in Nashville who knows Steven has said to me something like, “I love Steven. He’s a good man.” But from the first week of the tour I discovered that Steven isn’t a good man. He’s as sinful as the rest of us. He wears his weakness on his sleeve. He’s quick to share his pain and his struggle.”

There Is Hope! – Be sure to read Greg Lucas’ proclamation of hope even in the darkest valleys of loving and dealing with a disabled child.

On Kony and Viruses – My wife and I have both been reading this blog (written by missionaries who were in Uganda for 17 years) for a good long time so were anxious to get their take on Kony and the recent Kony 2012 campaign. They offer both praise and critique.

Monergism Books – Monergism Books has a coupon for you that will get you 10% off your entire order (over $55). With prices already lower than Amazon, you can save some good money here. Create your order, look for the “coupon code” box, and input coupon code march2012.

The Father Said No – Thabiti Anyabwile offers five reasons that the Father said “No” when Jesus asked him to take away the cup of God’s wrath.

Blue Like Jazz – The movie adaptation of Blue Like Jazz is coming to theatres in a month; here is an interesting early review of it.

I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.

—John Calvin

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…

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    A La Carte (June 18)

    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • 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…