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The Essential Owen – Here’s a blog I’ve only just discovered. And it’s a good one. “John Owen was arguably the most brilliant theologian of the English language. While he was extraordinarily brilliant, his writings were not always extraordinarily accessible. It is the intention of this site and its author to glean from the good doctor, quotes and excerpts that show the Christ centered world view of this gifted Puritan divine.” In other words, it’s bite-sized portions of John Owen’s writings.

The Future of the Library – Be sure to check out Seth Godin’s thoughts on the future of the library. He’s got some interesting and important things to say about its future. And if libraries are your thing, you may also appreciate this article from Chris Brauns.

He Descended into Hell – Sandy Grant looks at that strange phrase from the Apostle’s Creed, “He descended into hell.”

Christianity & Liberalism – I’ll be reading Christianity & Liberalism along with hundreds of this site’s readers. If you’d like to get it cheap, check out Monergism Books. 1) Put any combination of books or eBooks worth over $3 in your shopping cart; 2) add Christianity and Liberalism (eBook) to your cart; 3) type the word machen at check out; 4) click apply and receive your free eBook. (A link will be sent to your email with download instructions).

The Century of Disasters – Slate has an article about the rash of disasters lately. Near the end of the column there are some useful practical thoughts on what it means and how we should (or shouldn’t) react.

Osama’s Porn Stash – Al Mohler draws some important lessons from the recently-revealed knowledge that Osama Bin Laden had a porn stash in his home.

You Need to Feed Yourself – Aaron Armstrong writes about that oft-repeated phrase, “You need to feed yourself.”

Gold can no more fill the spirit of a man, than grace his purse. A man may as well fill a bag with wisdom, as the soul with the world.

—Robert Bolton

  • 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…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.