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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of good books, including a book on Romans written by Tim Keller.

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Investigating the Birth Control Pill

Reformed Perspectives magazine has an article investigating the birth control pill and whether it’s a legitimate option for believers.

The Wisdom of Sex

Also on the theme of sexuality, here are several biblical themes for protecting ourselves from sexual sin.

Giving People a Chance to Grow

This is very important. “As I think through my past, I’m thankful to the many who not only didn’t count me out, but came along side me, and it dawned on me how much it hurts when people make up their minds about me and don’t give me a chance, and it convicted me how often I do that with people in my life.”

Disability Makes a Church Strong

“But over the years, God has used my unique vantage point to show me that families with disabled children have too much to teach the church about the gospel to remain at the periphery, even if motivated by noble sentiment. And I am now convinced that parents and their disabled children should not look to be silently hidden in the shadows of the church.”

John Piper’s Tribute to Don Carson

I have deep respect for both of them.

Make Every Moment Count

Melissa Kruger: “Phrases like these surround us, pushing and prodding us to squeeze the most out of every moment. Like a dangerous undertow, these thoughts have the power to drag us into the depths of worldliness, swept away by cultural tides and currents. When our hope rests in temporal pleasures and earthly gains, it naturally overflows into a life of self-centered living.”

The Fastest Animal on Earth (Video)

No, it’s not the cheetah.

Who Wrote the Book of Hebrews?

This is one of the enduring mysteries of the Christian faith, isn’t it?

Flashback: Spiritual Drafting and the Danger of Christian Complacency

The Bible tells us that the Christian life is a race—not a race against one another but against the old man as we overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil. This is a race that demands everything we have.

Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave it with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. —C.S. Lewis