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23 Days – “You spend more than three weeks a year looking at your phone, according to new figures that illustrate just how central to our lives the mobile phone has become.” It doesn’t sound like a particularly rigorous study, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it is just about accurate. (True of other people, that is; definitely not you or me.)

A Job You Don’t Love – “What do you do when you get stuck in a job you don’t love? When you’re waiting for a better one to come along, feel called to stay in certain work, or aren’t yet qualified for a job you think you might enjoy more? Is it possible to keep getting up day after day and actually have joy in your work?”

Chavez’s Last Words – “The head of Venezuela’s presidential guard was with Hugo Chavez during his final moments. His report on Chavez’s last words paints a picture of a man desperately clinging to life. According to this report, Chavez said: I don’t want to die. Please don’t let me die.” Denny Burk reflects.

Don’t Skip the Genealogies – Here is a short article to encourage you not to skip over the Bible’s genealogies.

Tweaking Tastes, Creating Cravings60 Minutes has a feature on artificial flavorings. It’s half-way fascinating and half-way nauseating.

A Spurgeon Documentary – Several people I know (Adrian Warnock, Aaron Armstrong and Stephen McCaskell are trying to fund a Spurgeon documentary. Here’s a personal note from Adrian.

Self-image, the concept we have of ourselves, must begin not by looking in the mirror but by looking into the face of God.

—Sam Storms

  • A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    God’s design for gender and sexuality is fixed and unchanging. The way he created us is the way he means for us to live. The instruction he provides in the Bible is all we need to understand his purpose and live it out in a way that honors and pleases him. The wisdom he provides…

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    A La Carte: When you can’t forgive yourself after an abortion / Ancient Corinth, Judge Judy, and litigious Christians / Trusting the giver of good / The renovation of a soul / Life after Doom (by Brian McLaren) / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 18)

    A La Carte: Does Christian sex need rescuing? / 15 resolves for interpersonal conflicts / How senior pastors can help associate pastors / it’s okay to be okay / Don’t be proud of what you had no say in / How sweet! / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Protecting the Family Name

    Protecting the Family Name

    It is a conversation I had with my son-in-law while he was pursuing my daughter and expressing his interest in marrying her. It is a conversation I will need to have with a second son-in-law if the day comes when he expresses his interest in marrying my other daughter. It is a conversation about the…

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    A La Carte (July 17)

    A La Carte: Every place is a place to talk about Jehovah / A precious mystery / How marriage shows the beauty and poetry of the gospel / What should we learn from the immensity of the heavens? / Should we call church a family? / Commentary sale / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 16)

    A La Carte: All we have left undone / What does the Bible teach about divorce and remarriage? / How America’s premier theologian interpreted God’s providence after Lincoln’s assassination / Will God judge people for being born Muslim? / Theological discernment is for moms too / Prime Days / and more.