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Rape, Sexual Assault, and Consent – In light of recent headlines, The Resurgence blog asks this question: What is sexual assault? Justin Holcomb gives a practical and pastoral answer based on a book he wrote on that very topic.

UPS Worldport – This article (and video) may appeal to your inner geek (or engineer, for that). It shows how UPS manages to move 2,000 packages every 17 seconds.

The Pill – Gospel Coalition has a helpful little article on what’s at stake in the discussion of the birth control pill. “It’s time to distinguish clearly–in terminology, thinking, and public policy–between contraception and abortion.”

Why Keep Praying Even When You Feel Dull? – This blogger answers the question by going all the way back to David Brainerd.

The Sufficiency of Christ Alone – Monergism is giving away an ebook titled “The Sufficiency of Jesus Christ Alone: Classic Essays on the Doctrine of Justification.”

Be Strong and Courageous – Owen Strachan: “I want to suggest that wherever you can as a young man or one involved in any way in training young men, you point them toward manhood, maturity, adulthood, responsibility, ambition, strategy, vision, focus. Yes, it can be fun to be boyish. But you know what’s far more satisfying? Becoming something. Becoming something greater than you are. Becoming a man. Building stuff.”

Three Is the Loveliest Number – Michael Reeves explains why ‘that Trinity stuff’ is not a philosophical headache but a captivating picture of the Good and Beautiful.

To demand from others what the Spirit Himself patiently endures is to exalt ourselves above God.

—R.C. Sproul

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 22)

    A La Carte: Motherhood / An open letter to dads about gentle parenting / How do I navigate a painful breakup? / More wonderful than being beautiful / Three reasons to show up to the prayer meeting / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…