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Interactive Bible Studies with Lydia Brownback – Here’s one for the ladies: “Join Crossway and Lydia Brownback for Tuesday Talk, a new interactive Bible Study on Facebook and at the Crossway Blog! Starting June 1st, Lydia will kick off the discussion based on her new book Purity: A Godly Woman’s Adornment. We will be pursuing purity and godly womanhood together for 42 days! Lydia will stop by every Tuesday to host a devotional time via video. Feel free to comment and ask questions throughout the week as well!”

Simplifying Life – I’m all about simplifying my life these days. And so is Dave Kraft, apparently. He offers seven good suggestions based on what he has done to simplify his life.

The 50 Worst Inventions – TIME has a round-up of the 50 worst inventions. Not surprisingly, the Segway is the first thing they highlight.

Vote for Ivy – A reader of this site is hoping his daughter will be on the cover of Parents magazine. You can help her get there by simply registering a quick vote.

Ikea’s PlayReport – WIRED shares a few results from a recent study from Ikea. Here’s a good conclusion: “Children overwhelmingly prefer playing with their friends and parents over watching TV. When children across the world were asked to choose between watching TV or playing with friends or parents, they overwhelmingly choose to play with friends (89%) and parents (73%) with TV a very poor substitute for social interaction at only 11%.”

Q&A with Paul Tripp – Desiring God recently had a two-hour question and answer session with Paul Tripp. You can watch the video of that at the link provided.

Think – And speaking of Desiring God, they’ve released an impressive video advertising their forthcoming conference on the life of the mind.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Help The Persecuted)

    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…

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    A La Carte (March 1)

    A La Carte: Rumblings of revival among Gen Z / Addition by subtraction / Seeing red / Burying the talents of the Great Rewarder / Inviting evaluation of your preaching / Book and Kindle deals / and more.

  • New and Notable Books

    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte (February 29)

    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.