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A La Carte (May 28)

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Push Function Quit – Douglas Wilson does a really good job of addressing the question of boys (and girls) and their video games.

17 Questions with J. Mark Bertrand – Whether or not you care for the subject matter of fine Bibles, this interview with J. Mark Bertrand is some good reading.

What You See When You Read – Trevin Wax shows how where you live changes what you see when you read the Bible. (Did you see that? I used how, where, what, and when in a single sentence!)

What Missionaries Aren’t Telling You – I appreciate Amy’s honesty and candor in this article (and the one that came before it).

Treasuring the Presence of God by Faith – “Learning to trust is a key part of becoming a Christian – without it we won’t be able to worship. Worship is an expression of faith in God. … The faith that is expressed and nurtured as we worship takes at least three forms, which the songs we sing should reflect…”

Are All Christians Hypocrites? – “The revelations about Josh Duggar have brought to the forefront a much broader discussion about Christians and hypocrisy.”


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