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A La Carte (December 29)

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A Gift from Logos – Logos users will want to click and grab the coupon code which gets you $20 credit. You’ll need to use it by December 31.

Don’t Get Too Familiar with the Bible – Here’s a timely warning from Peter Krol: “Beware the deceptive wiles of familiarity — that sweet but double-edged virtue that makes you feel at home in the word of God.”

How Movies Embraced Hinduism – This article shows how many films are based on the tenets of Hinduism.

One Year With the Bible – YouVersion released an infographic showing what people read in 2014. I love that Romans 12:2 was the most popular verse!

Predictable Christmas Fare – Daniel Wallace destroys Newsweek’s ridiculous article on the Bible.

What Should We Be on Our Guard for as Our Children Grow Older? – R.C. Sproul Jr. raises some good points in this article.

Ten Practical Ways to Control Spending and Wisely Manage God’s Money – Here is wisdom from Randy Alcorn on being wise with money.

I had rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.

—Thomas Lye

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    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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  • 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 La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.