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Ten Myths About Premarital Sex – Sean McDowell read Premarital Sex in America by Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker and was pleasantly surprised at some of the insights. In this article he distills the book’s last chapters and the ten myths it debunks there.

The Gen Y Nightmare – Frederic Filloux is a very, very good thinker about technology. In this week’s column he says that Gen Y will — paradoxically — pay a high price for giving up its privacy to Facebook. He looks to a future where companies are constantly data mining everything you’ve ever done and said on Facebook. It’s fascinating and probably not entirely unlikely. (Also, if you’re of a technical mind and thinking about Apple’s iOS 6 and its map problem, read this article).

Has Chick-Fil-A Made Concessions? – This strange Chick-Fil-A situation has seemingly taken on a lot of significance in the ongoing look at what tolerance will be willing to tolerate. Some are saying that Chick-Fil-A has now changed their stance; Joe Carter asks if that is true.

The Boundary Between Work and Home – This I like to hear: “A growing number of companies are telling employees to stop using electronics to work even when you are home.”

Sons of God and Daughters of Men – R.C. Sproul Jr. answers this question: Who are the sons of God and daughters of men in Genesis 6:1-5? “There are several competing theories on this admittedly peculiar text, a few of them fantastic, at least one of them rather pedestrian, ordinary. Some suggest, for instance, that what is happening here is that angels, typically fallen angels or demons, are intermarrying with human women. My position is the far more pedestrian one, but one that carries with it an important lesson.”

Two Black Churches – Thabiti Anyabwile has a thoughtful article on two black churches, one true and one not.

When the heart full of God’s love can draw on the mind full of God’s word, timely blessings flow from the mouth.

—John Piper

  • 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.