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The Gospel in Seven Words – Michael Horton asks, “So how would you summarize the gospel—the very heart of the Christian message—in seven words?” He then looks at a long variety of answers recently submitted to The Christian Century magazine.

The Great Worldview Exercise – Dr. Mohler: on how the upcoming election is an exercise of worldview. “The presidential nominees of the two major parties represent two very different worldviews and visions. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney have adopted policy positions that place them in direct conflict, and the platforms of their respective parties reveal two radically different renderings of reality.”

See What the Lord Has Done – Redemption Hill Music has a new EP out. You can listen to the complete album at Bandcamp and then buy it there or get it free from NoiseTrade.

Singapore Megachurches – One of America’s most shameful and most harmful exports is prosperity theology. Here is a story from Bloomberg on how that theology has penetrated Singapore.

10 Things I Wish They Had Told Me – Here, from Boundless, is one for the college student: 10 Things I Wish They Had Told Me at College Orientation.

Top 10 Women’s Blogs – David Murray offers a list of his ten favorite blogs written by women.

Reading Scripture is like collecting pollen. Meditating on it is like making honey.

—Bruce Waltke

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.