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A La Carte (4/27)

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The Flight from Conversation – Sherry Turkle writing for the New York Times: “We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection.”

Ligonier Connect – Ligonier Ministries offers courses you can take online and they’ve just made it even more accessible with new and lower pricing. “For only $9 per month, you’ll gain unlimited access to all online courses in the catalog and be able to create as many groups as you want. There is no minimum commitment and you can cancel at any time.”

On Voting for Mitt Romney – Douglas Groothuis just posted an article titled “Why A Principled-Conservative, Bible-Believing Protestant, and Counter-cult Expert Will Vote for Mitt Romney.” It’s worth a read.

Stop Your Cheatin’ Ways – Kevin DeYoung writes about slee p and the way we think we can steal time when really we’re only borrowing it.

Why Batteries Degrade – You know you’ve wondered this!

Father Absence – Christianity Today looks at Lecrae’s Man Up mission. “Lecrae, whose outspoken faith and creative rhymes have gained the attention of John Piper and BET alike, has skyrocketing album sales for a Christian hip-hop artist, landing on Billboard’s top 200 and independent album charts. But the Houston native is determined to steward his recent fame to address chronic social ills affecting communities nationwide, one man at a time.”

If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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    This week the blog and this giveaway are sponsored by the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. Dear brother pastor, In a spirit of prayerful expectation, I want to invite you to the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. This new event is hosted by Clearly Reformed (a new ministry I help to lead) and Christ Covenant Church (where…

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    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…