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A La Carte (December 26)

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Dude, Where’s Your Gravitas? – “Our culture wants men to be featherweights when it comes to conviction, seriousness, responsibility, discipline, courage, and truth. The Creator of these men does not. He wants gravitas.” Obviously we can overcorrect here, but it’s well worth thinking about this article.

Earthrise – Here’s a video about the iconic photo of earthrise taken by the crew of Apollo 8.

Teaching Doctrine to the Poor – Mez McConnell has been asked whether the poor really need doctrine or if they just need to be told that Jesus loves them. He responds here.

The Files – Here’s a video interpretation of Josh Harris’ dream/story “The Room.” It’s quite well done.

I’ve Already Won – Edward Snowden says he’s already won and I’m inclined to agree. “As soon as the journalists were able to work, everything that I had been trying to do was validated,” Snowden told the Post. “Because, remember, I didn’t want to change society. I wanted to give society a chance to determine if it should change itself.”

We Need Gospel Patrons – Yes to this! We need gospel patrons.

Daily inspirational quotes will return next week.

—Tim Challies

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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  • A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    Every month I put together a roundup of new and notable books for grownup readers. But I also receive a lot of books for kids and like to put together the occasional roundup of these books as well. So today I bring you a whole big batch of new books for kids

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