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West Coast Conference
Ligonier had their West Coast Conference this past weekend and have posted a round-up of each of the conference sessions.


Can You Not Sin?
Mondays with Mounce are fast becoming a favorite blog feature of mine. Check out this week’s entry at Zondervan’s blog.


The NY Times on “Fireproof”
What’s this? The New York Times gave Fireproof a positive review! Who knew? “Only at the end do the filmmakers get heavy-handed. Until then, though, this is a decent attempt to combine faith and storytelling that will certainly register with its target audience.”


Video Answers
The Gospel Coalition and Christianity.com have combined to bring some good videos featuring answers to tough questions.


Dave Ramsey on the Financial Crisis
He offers his take on many of the questions people have about the financial crisis. Of course this was before yesterday’s big “no” vote…


Two New Editions
Russell Moore lets us know that new editions of Touchstone and Salvo are hot off the press. “Both will go a long way in getting you in touch with ancient truths and contemporary culture.”


Five Trends in the Church Today
Acts 29 blog shares the five trends D.A. Carson says are impacting the church today.


  • Tear Down Build Up

    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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    A La Carte (June 12)

    A La Carte: Does Bach’s music prove the existence of God? / Living from approval, not for approval / A surprising test of true faith / Do you have the support you need to grow? / Who was the “black Spurgeon?” / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 11)

    A La Carte: The blessing of constant curiosity / Church discipline in the digital age / Don’t be too easy to join / Body matters in Genesis / The local church is a sandbox / Seasons in a pastor’s life / and more.

  • Trusting Jesus in The Public Square 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Parents have a biblical responsibility to protect their children not only from physical harm but also from spiritual harm. It is entirely appropriate and right for a parent to wrestle with whether they want to allow their child to continue to have a friendship with a…

  • that First Sports Bet

    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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    A La Carte (June 10)

    A La Carte: Feminism’s patriarchs / Thank you, parents, for your Sunday faithfulness / Godly sorrow vs worldly sorrow / Being transformed from the inside out / What if everyone at your church was like you? / The gift and skill of praise in lament / Kindle deals / and more.