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An Insider’s Perspective On Egypt – Ramez Atallah serves as general director of the Bible Society of Egypt and vice chair of the Lausanne Movement. He gives us an insider’s perspective on some of what is happening in Egypt and how the media may not be portraying it fairly.

Surveillance: The Enemy of Innovation – I almost always enjoy Jean-Louis Gasee’s once-weekly blog posts on technology. This week he rounds up some of the recent news about government surveillance and teases out some of the implications.

Not That Awesome – Jonathan Parnell goes to Pascal to learn that you may be awesome, but you’re not that awesome.

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – There are some spectacular photos among the winners of National Geographic’s 2013 Traveler Photo Contest.

When Liberian Soldiers Grow Up – This is a long and sad article on what happens when former child soldiers grow up. “Mary was 13 when she joined up on the side of the pro-Taylor government militias, and her scars tell the story of a girl who saw close combat. A bullet grazed her right knee during a fierce battle in northeastern Liberia near the border with Guinea. Puckered skin between her shoulders bears witness to a bullet that came dangerously close to her spine. And then there are the self-made markings of war: crude, roughly drawn tattoos that serve as totemic reminders of her deeds.”

We should begin to pray before we kneel down and we should not cease when we rise up.

—C.H. Spurgeon

  • 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.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

  • 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.