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Ecological Catastrophe – Russell Moore writes about the BP oil disaster in an article titled “Ecological Catastrophe and the Uneasy Evangelical Conscience.”

Maps that Changed the World – “From the USSR’s Be On Guard! map in 1921 to Google Earth, a new exhibition at the British Library charts the extraordinary documents that transformed the way we view the globe forever.”

Paul Johnson on Winston Churchill – In his new biography of Churchill, Paul Johnson proposes five take-aways from the British leader’s life. Ray Ortlund summarizes them. Love him or hate him, you’ve got to know that Churchill lived a life we can all learn from.

Life – I’ve been waiting for a long time for David Attenborough’s Life to release. And it’s finally here. “This enthralling BBC series examines ‘the lengths living beings go to to stay alive,’ in the words of Sir David Attenborough.” Be sure to get the BBC version if at all possible since Oprah narrates the Discovery version (and she’s no Attenborough).


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    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.…

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    A La Carte (June 12)

    A La Carte: Does Bach’s music prove the existence of God? / Living from approval, not for approval / A surprising test of true faith / Do you have the support you need to grow? / Who was the “black Spurgeon?” / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 11)

    A La Carte: The blessing of constant curiosity / Church discipline in the digital age / Don’t be too easy to join / Body matters in Genesis / The local church is a sandbox / Seasons in a pastor’s life / and more.

  • Trusting Jesus in The Public Square 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Parents have a biblical responsibility to protect their children not only from physical harm but also from spiritual harm. It is entirely appropriate and right for a parent to wrestle with whether they want to allow their child to continue to have a friendship with a…