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Monday June 9, 2008

Books for the Beach
C.J. Mahaney says “If you’re like me and you think of summer reading as synonymous with enjoyable reading, you might find Al [Mohler’s summer reading] list somewhat intimidating.” C.J. offers an alternate list.


Tax Rebate Boosts Ministries
The Christian Post has a story of how tax rebates are being used to help ministries.


Living and Surviving
Here’s an interesting look at the difference between living and surviving. “Just because medicine can sustain the body for awhile longer, that doesn’t mean it should always do so. Life is more than a beating heart.”


Blank Reformation Study Bible
This blogger has made up a Reformation Study Bible with alternating blank pages…and he is giving it away.


The Wonder of Idiotic Perseverance
John Piper shares a stirring example of “idiotic” perseverance for the faith.


Transvestite Invasion: Truth Evasion
Doug Groothuis writes about the recent legislation passed in Colorado that basically allows anyone to enter any public bathroom.


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    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

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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…