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Lifestyle Liberalism – “A friend of mine who is generally liberal in his politics, cultural and otherwise, wrote the other day to describe a crisis of sorts that he’s going through in his family.” It is always fascinating to see someone realize the inherent insanity of liberalism when applied to all of life.

Smithsonian’s Photo Contest – There are some spectacular entries in Smithsonian magazine’s 2012 photo contest.

A Warped Worldview – Here is yet another good reason to protect our children from pornography.

Jesus Calling – Michael Horton has a very helpful review of Sarah Young’s megaseller Jesus Calling (which, in its various editions, recently accounted for four of the top ten Christian books!). He identifies it as a book that is opposed to the Reformation principle of sola scriptura.

One Family Under God – Tom Ascol offers a balanced and helpful look at children’s church and having the whole family (or almost the whole family, since I don’t think he’s opposed to a nursery) worship together.

Made Alive – This is a ridiculously catchy new song. The lyrics are pretty good too. (You can check out the whole album on Amazon.)

The real measure of our wealth is how much we’d be worth if we lost all our money.

—John Henry Jowett

  • The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    Quite a long time has passed since we witnessed the unexpected rise of a new kind of Calvinism. Few had anticipated that in the twenty-first century, so many millions of people spanning a host of nations and traditions would find themselves affirming such old and controversial doctrines. Yet many did so because they were wary…

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    A La Carte (July 12)

    A La Carte: John Piper on repetitive worship songs / Jen Wilkin says not to fear the marks in Revelation / Carl Trueman’s hope beyond politics in Europe / Bruce Ware on angels and free will / Samuel Davies’ tragic children / Book deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 11)

    A La Carte: The Disney princess whose heart isn’t worth following / Words of mercy and grace when we disagree / Ten reasons why the Bible is the greatest of great books / Why balance is bad for pastors / The earliest record of Jesus’s childhood / and more.

  • Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    When visiting a far-off church, I met a man who, with sadness, told me about his father’s final sermon. A lifelong pastor and preacher, his father had withdrawn from full-time ministry several years prior, but still preached from time to time. On this Sunday he took to the pulpit, read his text, and gave his…

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    A La Carte (July 10)

    A La Carte: How the GOP became pro-choice / Forgive, and be forgiven / 10 non-cringy faith-based movies / The practice of arranged marriages / Do I share the gospel now? / How to show Mormon missionaries that the Bible contradicts their gospel / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 9)

    A La Carte: A prayer for my children’s walk with Christ / What really happened and Nicea / The secular creed / The Bible is not boring / It’s okay to fail / How can I read my Bible correctly? / Kindle deals / and more.