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Dan Brown’s 20 Worst Sentences
I thoroughly enjoyed this roundup of the worst twenty sentences found in books written by Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown. A favorite: “My French stinks, Langdon thought, but my zodiac iconography is pretty good.”


Spec Work
There has been a lot of talk recently in the design biz about spec work (where multiple people complete work and a client only pays for the work he actually chooses). Church Marketing Sucks has “An Open Letter to Rick Warren about Spec Work” in which they talk about some of the pitfalls of this kind of work.


The Gospel Coalition Reloaded
The Gospel Coalition has released a new version of their site. Blog readers will be interested to see that Justin Taylor has elected to move his blog to TGC.


Why Do So Many NFL Players Go Bankrupt?
This is an interesting article that discusses why it is that so many football players go bankrupt shortly after their careers end.


  • Free Stuff Fridays (Coram Deo Pastors Conference)

    This week the blog and this giveaway are sponsored by the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. Dear brother pastor, In a spirit of prayerful expectation, I want to invite you to the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. This new event is hosted by Clearly Reformed (a new ministry I help to lead) and Christ Covenant Church (where…

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

    A La Carte: Order, preparation, and the Spirit’s leading / Desecration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Why did God stigmatize the disabled? / Who would I be if I was happy? / 7 parenting errors that can influence adult children to leave the faith / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.