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Piper and Entertainment Addiction – The site is new to me, but I enjoyed the discussion on John Piper’s recent comments on addiction to entertainment. “There is no simple, easy way to discern what is entertainment, and what is not; or what is edifying, and what is not, with modern technology.”

Selective Reduction – “This article is disturbing. And that’s why you should read it. The euphemism ‘selective reduction’ will become more and more common, so let us not forget what it’s referring to:”

Citing a Tweet – Here’s a sure sign of the times: the MLA Handbook tells you how to properly cite a tweet. It’s just one more thing I’ll mess up and need my editor to fix.

Audible Sale – If you’re an Audible member, be sure to check out their sale that extends until March 13. They’ve got some really good books on sale.

How to Use Commentaries – David Murray offers up 20 tips on how to use Bible commentaries. I’d like to see another list giving tips on how not to use them (though I guess you could read between the lines and piece that together yourself).

Japan Then and Now – Here is a series of photos that look at the aftermath of the tsunami that swept Japan.

In commanding us to glorify him, God is inviting us to enjoy him.

—C.S. Lewis

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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…