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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.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • 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…