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Counter-Cultural Lips
Dr. Mohler writes about “True Lips Wait” and the move to hold off kissing until marriage. “There is no explicit biblical ban on premarital kissing, but any honest person knows that there are kisses than can only be considered sexual, naturally leading to the sex act itself. These young Christians are not afraid of their bodies, they are afraid of sinning against God and losing something precious to themselves as well.”

Saved Through Childbirth
Mounce takes a look at 1 Tim 2:15, undoubtedly one of the strangest and most difficult verses in the Bible.

Tweeting the Gospel
9Marks wants to know how you would tweet the gospel (using 140 characters or less). There are prizes for those who do the best job!

Obituary: The Emerging Church
Michael Patton writes an obituary for the Emerging Church and offers four reasons for its death. “They assumed that Evangelicals would listen and exit the building with them. But what happened was not unlike a disrespectful teenager who thought that he suddenly had it all figured out through a series of unadulterated epiphanies. He tugged on the shirt of his parents letting them know how much more he knew than them and he was blown off because of arrogance. ‘Tsk, tsk’ was the reply, ‘I remember when I thought I knew it all.’”

When Reporters Rise for the President
Yesterday lots of people were talking about a video showing how reporters rise for Obama when they did not for Bush. This article tells why. I post it simply because I bet the vast majority of us did not “believe the best” when we saw that video yesterday.

Deal of the Day: The Gagging of God
Ligonier Ministries is offering just about half off the price of D.A. Carson’s excellent The Gagging of God. “This clear, critically-acclaimed, scholarly response to that question affirms the deep need for the Gospel’s exclusive message in today’s increasingly pluralistic global community. In The Gagging of God, D.A. Carson offers an in-depth look at the big picture, shows how the many ramifications of pluralism are all parts of a whole, and then provides a systematic Christian response. “

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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.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.

  • A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    Every month I put together a roundup of new and notable books for grownup readers. But I also receive a lot of books for kids and like to put together the occasional roundup of these books as well. So today I bring you a whole big batch of new books for kids

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    A La Carte (June 13)

    A La Carte: Were the earliest Christians illiterate? / Our new religion isn’t enough / Why do evil and suffering exist? / The missing ingredient in too many marriages / Is Genesis literal or allegorical? / The death of fear / and more.

  • Tear Down Build Up

    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…