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Tabletalk in Canada – Here’s some good news for Canadians: Ligonier’s Tabletalk magazine is now available in Canada for the same price as in the U.S. You’ll now get 12 issues for just $23. You know what to do…

First Book Syndrome – Andy writes about a common issue with first-time authors: “The problem is that a book about everything is a book about nothing. Look at any nonfiction bestseller list. The books are on very specific topics—a biography of a famous person, a specific health plan, a plan to become wealthy, an analysis of current politics, and on it goes.”

The End of eBooks – This article says that the distinction between “the Internet” and “books” is arbitrary, and will disappear in 5 years. Start adjusting now.

Josh Garrells – Josh Garrells has a new b-sides and remixes album that is free for the download.

Master Craftsmen – Writing for WORLD magazine, Randy Alcorn shows that “talented authors are showing that the stereotype of sugar-coated Christian fiction does not match reality.”

First They Came For… – This article discusses who is really being marginalized in society today.

How Pain Relievers Work – I’ve wondered in the past how pain relievers work. Now I know.

If the college you visit has a bookstore filled with t-shirts rather than books, find another college.

—Al Mohler

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    A La Carte (June 18)

    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…