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Wednesday August 22, 2007

Fill Your iPod For Free!
Carolyn McCulley reports that “all of the MP3 messages on the Sovereign Grace Store have just been made free to download. You can sort by topic, by event, or by speaker.”


Billboard Reviews Brian “Head” Welch
Billboard has a respectful, positive review of Brian Welch’s Save Me From Myself, saying it is “a primer on the miserable rock star existence he led before he turned to Jesus, seemingly out of the blue, in 2005.”


Wendy Shalit to Newsweek
Wendy Shalit shares the text of a letter she sent to Newsweek after they unfairly and somewhat inaccurately reported on her book Girls Gone Mild.


Shadow Puppetry
This will take your mind off whatever you’re doing for a couple of minutes.


Ten Year Check-Up
Timmy Brister reflects on one of the weirdest experiences of his life: his ten year high school reunion.


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    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…

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  • 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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  • 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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