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Gospel-Centered Family – Westminster Books has Tim Chester’s Gospel-Centered Family on sale for just $3.99. “Many books aim to raise up competent, balanced parents and well-trained, well-rounded children. But Tim Chester and Ed Moll focus on families growing God-knowing, Christ-confessing, grace-receiving, servant-hearted, mission-minded believers-adults and children together.”

9 Core Principles of Writing – Matt Perman offers up 9 core principles that will be useful to any writer.

Settle Down – John MacArthur has another article for the Young, Restless and Reformed crowd. I suspect that this one will ruffle fewer feathers than the last two.

Earthquake Tweets – Here is a round-up of the top politically-themed earthquake tweets from yesterday. A favorite: “Breaking: Obama administration points out they ‘inherited’ fault lines from previous administrations.”

Reading “Pinocchio” on Paper – Scott Simon, writing for WSJ, tells about the joy of reading a book to his daughters. As in a real, printed-on-paper kind of book.

4-Year Old Preacher – This is awful on so many different levels. “He’s only a pre-schooler, but Kanon Tipton has become a YouTube sensation with his pentecostal preaching. … Damon Tipton, who has been pastor of The Pentecostals of Grenada since 2008, believes it’s a little of both mimicking and a calling.”

Table Manners – Russell Moore’s article on the importance of fencing the Lord’s Table makes for a thought-provoking read.

Worry over poverty is as fatal to spiritual fruitfulness as is gloating over wealth.

—A.W. Pink

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  • 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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  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    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…