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House of Shelves – This is my kind of house. “Floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall shelving defines a compact, 557-square-foot home in Osaka prefecture, Japan, designed by Japanese Architect Kazuya Morita. Designed for a young historian with an extensive book collection in Islamic history, Morita designed the house with interlocking laminated pine boards that slot together to form a lattice of towering shelving units.”

Google+ – John Dyer writes about Google+, Google’s attempt to meet the challenge of Facebook. “The key feature to the whole thing is the concept of ‘Circles’ which is Google’s attempt to solve the biggest problem that has arisen from social networking.”

Ash Covered Landscape – There is something fascinating and almost apocalyptic about this gallery of pictures from southern Chile.

Discovery 360 – Here’s a 360 degree view of the Space Shuttle Discovery’s flight deck. The computer screens look like they are older than I am!

Casey Anthony – Chris Brauns, author of Unpacking Forgiveness, helps us think through the Casey Anthony case.

The Genderless Child – Gene Edward Veith writes about a couple who is raising a genderless child and says “I thought we were supposed to believe that sexual identity is not a choice, but rather an innate condition, that, in the words of Lady Gaga, ‘I was born this way.’” And that brings us to this ugly article in which a professor gender studies talks about how Lady Gaga’s song is actually doing a great disservice. What a mess.

Unity Through the Gospel – I have been writing about Romans 14 over the past few days. Someone sent me this article which makes an interesting point–all of the deep theology in the first 13 chapters of the letter to the Romans has been pointing people to gospel unity. “The way the apostle builds up to this primary purpose is a great reminder that a deeply rich theology of salvation is the basis for unified relationships in the Church.”

One leak will sink a ship; and one sin will destroy a sinner.

—John Bunyan

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    A La Carte (June 25)

    A La Carte: Principles for leading an effective meeting / Longing for home with C.S. Lewis and Tyler Childers / The uncategorizable suffering / How (and how not) to wait / Things too marvelous / Eat this, not that / Books on sale / and more.

  • Dirty Feet: Our Filth, His Joy

    This post is sponsored by Burke Care and is written by Cameron Woodall . Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so, he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around…

  • The Most Dangerous Thing a Christian Can Do

    The Most Dangerous Thing a Christian Can Do

    It was one of those little pieces of information that helped clarify so much in my mind, that described through data what I had seen with my own eyes and experienced in my own ministry. It is a piece of information we all ought to be aware of and one we all ought to consider.…

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    A La Carte (June 24)

    A La Carte: Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and God’s beautiful providence / The Psalms’ quiet case for musical diversity / How to criticize your pastor / A new day / Take every thought captive / Sitting on suitcases / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Means and the End

    The Means and the End

    There is a crucial distinction between means and ends. Ends are the goals we have set our hearts on, while means represent the habits or disciplines through which we can realistically hope to attain those goals.

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 22)

    A La Carte: Motherhood / An open letter to dads about gentle parenting / How do I navigate a painful breakup? / More wonderful than being beautiful / Three reasons to show up to the prayer meeting / and more.