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Your Baby’s Ugly – “Being a preaching professor is like getting paid to tell a mother that her baby is ugly. It might be the truth, but it’s not a truth anyone wants to hear. Most guys I have taught dread my comments and cringe when I tell them they missed the point of the text or seemed unprepared. They tire of hearing me tell them they lack energy or failed to establish a connection with the audience.”

One Man’s Strong Will – Zach pulls together an article from the New York Times and one from D.A. Carson.

A Friendly Reminder – I’ve written about this several times in the past and am glad to see Jesse Johnson doing the same. “Our age is an ecumenical one, and thus it is likely that many are ignorant of the fact that until about 50 years ago, most Protestant leaders viewed the Pope as the anti-Christ.”

Black & Tan – I am looking forward to Thabiti Anyabwile’s take on Douglas Wilson’s book Black & Tan. Here is part two.

Penguin Fail – I know, I know, I’m supposed to give you useful articles and information. But sometimes I think we all just need to start the day right and watch penguins being clumsy.

The Most-Disobeyed Commandment – David’s exactly right here. American Christians, we are looking at you, because this seems to be one of your obvious struggles!

A New Reformation – From Steve Lawson: If there is to be a new Reformation “there must be a new generation of heralds, men like Martin Luther, who are bold and biblical in their pulpit proclamation. They must have a high view of Scripture, a high view of God, and a high view of the pulpit. Each of these fundamental commitments is indispensable.”

We can stand affliction better than we can stand prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.

—D.L. Moody

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    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.