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4 Reasons Men Like Porn – “One of the tasks of a good friend or accountability partner to someone who is entrenched in pornography is to help them understand their own heart. Why do they run to porn again and again?” Here is a helpful look at reasons men may be drawn to pornography.

Norway in Pictures – Here’s a gallery of some beautiful pictures of Norway. It’s pure eye candy!

Hot Weather in Richmond – This is rather an unusual forecast.

Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld – Al Mohler says this is a must-read obituary and I’m inclined to agree. What a fascinating life!

1 Billion Hours – Netflix users watched a billion hours of streaming video last month. This means that the average user watched about 80 minutes per day. I guess I’m not pulling my weight!

From Shepherd to King – Here’s a nice little infographic that traces David’s path from shepherd to king.

Praying for Salvation – Michael Horton addresses Roger Olson on whether or not Christians should pray that God will save their loved ones. “Arminians shouldn’t pray for God to save their loved ones, because God could reply, ‘Look, I’ve done my part; now the ball is in your court.’ Yet, I note, Arminians are typically no less zealous in praying for the salvation of the lost than Calvinists. We’re at one on our knees.”

Christ is the cause of the greatest division, but he is also the medium of the greatest union.

—C.H. Spurgeon

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…