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For That Special Grad
Here is a t-shirt for that special grad in your life.

A John Calvin Birthday Special
Jim Elliff offers a tongue-in-cheek special for John Calvin’s birthday. “In celebration of John Calvin’s 500th birthday (July 10), CCW is offering a copy of our book on baptism FREE (Going Under: Discussions on Baptism by Jim Elliff) if you order any other book(s) from CCW (except Restoring Those Who Fall)! This special lasts until Friday, July 17th. “

National Debt Road Trip
This is a helpful illustration of how America’s debt has increased over the years.

Endure Conference
This conference in West Frankfort, IL looks like it will be a good one: “The purpose of the ‘Encouraged to Endure Conference,’ is to strengthen and challenge Christians from all walks of life: the church leader facing opposition at every turn, the lay person starving to be part of a healthy church, the spouse desiring a Biblecentered home, the student openly living a Christcentered life.”

Francis Collins Nominated to Head the NIH
“Yesterday President Obama nominated Dr. Francis Collins to be the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Collins is highly regarded for his pioneering work in guiding the Human Genome Project to completion. If confirmed by the Senate, he will oversee the NIH’s operations and (in 2009) its $31 billion annual budget dedicated to scientific research. Collins is also a born-again Christian…”

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    Weekend A La Carte (March 2)

    A La Carte: The only way out of our desperate hypocrisy / Are Evangelicals too hard on men? / 9 healthy ways to respond to criticism / Is God disappointed with me? / 4 snapshots of dispensationalism today / Logos and Kindle deals / and more.

  • 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?