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We’re Sorry, Mr. Darwin
To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the Church of England will make an official apology to him for criticising his famous theory of evolution. There is no word on how Darwin plans to respond.


The Chromosomal Barrier
Trig Palin continues to be a hot topic of conversation. I enjoyed Carolyn’s thoughts: “I grieve for what a double-minded culture we’ve become. We are pro-life when it comes to baby seals or endangered species, but not when it comes to human beings with development disabilities.” Be sure to read the news story she links to about the father of a child with Down Syndrome who gave his life to save him.


To Infinity and Beyond
Here is a tale with a happy ending. ” After a rip current swept the boy and his father out to sea Saturday, darkness fell, and the sound of rescue helicopters and boats grew faint until they were nonexistent.”


A Different Kind of Fast
Michael Krahn has some good words to say about fasting from technology.


The Birmingham Church Bombing
John Piper commemorates the anniversary of the Birmingham Church Bombing with an article. “Lord, forbid that we–we white and black and all Americans–would waste what they paid for.”


6 Year Med
6 Year Med is one of my favorite “miscellaneous” blogs that I somehow stumbled upon. The most recent post is a tough one that gives just a glimpse inside the life of a doctor.


  • 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…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.