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Cherish the Book Publishers – The title and subtitle of this op-ed at the Wall Street Journal pretty much say it all: “Cherish the Book Publishers—You’ll Miss Them When They’re Gone.” Call me a snob, but I receive enough self-published books to know that many books are turned down by publishers for a good reason. Having said that, there are a few remarkable self-published works out there. (HT:JT)

If Leonardo DiCaprio Got Saved – If Leonardo DiCaprio got saved just imagine what he could do for the Lord’s sake. And he would, right? So why hasn’t God thought of that plan?

The Next Story – Professor of Philosophy Douglas Groothuis has just published a review of The Next Story. I was eager to read his take on it since I often referred to his writing on technology in my studies. In the end it was quite an enlightening and encouraging review.

Holy, Good and Crushing – That’s what the Law is–holy, good and crushing. The very law that was meant to bring life stirs up a desire for sin and kills us.

What the Enemy Targets – There will be no surprises in the answer to this question, posed by Brian Croft: Which area of sin does the enemy target the most in pastors?

The iPhone Is Too Expensive – We already know that the iPhone is too expensive (though that doesn’t stop millions from buying it). This article explains what Apple may have to gain from introducing a cheaper model.

Please Forgive Me – Bob Kelleman offers up various forms of apology and asks how we ought to respond to each.

If the whole world were changed into a globe of gold it could not fill thy heart.

—Thomas Brooks

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  • Leadership

    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)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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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.