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Taking Chance
This is a film I thoroughly enjoyed. It has just become available for sale through Amazon. “The made-for-HBO Taking Chance is based on perhaps the single most moving artifact to come out of the Second Gulf War, Lt. Col. Mike Strobl’s [played by Kevin Bacon] first-person narrative of his voluntary mission escorting the body of a fellow Marine killed in Iraq.”


New Word Alive
New Word Alive has lots of great media available, some for free and some for a small fee. Among the free stuff is an interview with D.A. Carson.


High-Definition Versus Regular Television
This about says it all.


Nancy Leigh DeMoss on Carrie Prejean
“Carrie has made a strong public profession of her faith in Christ. As Christians, we are called to live as redeemed men and women and to reflect to the world the beauty and holiness of God. I’m not in a position to judge Carrie’s motives or her heart. But while I applaud her courage, I also believe some of her choices and public actions, past and present, are representative of many women who consider themselves Christians, but who lack clear biblical thinking and conviction on such matters as virtue, womanhood, beauty, modesty, and discretion.”


Reality Television’s Final Frontier
This is a thought-provoking article about Farrah Fawcett’s two-hour documentary “Farrah’s Story.” ” Fawcett’s story, of course, is real, and it will be interesting to see how many Americans watched, and if the nation’s attitudes towards death – really the last taboo – begin to change. Maybe death will be discussed more openly, or maybe most people will decide that it’s too ghoulish, too voyeuristic, to watch a deathbed goodbye, to watch an American icon of youth and beauty waste away.”


Interview with Robert Godfrey
Mike Dewalt interviews Dr. Robert Godfrey on his new biography of John Calvin.


Deal of the Day: Calvin’s Institutes
Monergism Books is offering Calvin’s Institutes 2 volume set at 50% off retail for one day only (Monday). You must use the following coupon at checkout institutes0509 to receive the discount, which is only valid for one set per customer. For the coupon to work customers will have to register.


  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

    A La Carte: Order, preparation, and the Spirit’s leading / Desecration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Why did God stigmatize the disabled? / Who would I be if I was happy? / 7 parenting errors that can influence adult children to leave the faith / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    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…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.