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Weekend A La Carte (February 25)

Today’s Kindle deals include two classics that will be at home in any Christian’s library.

Man in the Middle

“David Dockery, president of Trinity International University, knows the feeling of exhaustion. His wife, Lanese, gave birth to their three boys in three years. While he was president at Union University, one student shot another, and an EF4 tornado tore through while half of the students were on campus. But the most emotionally exhausting day in his life came on January 24, 1992.” Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra explains…

Media Hottakes We’d See If The Chronicles Of Narnia Were Released This Year

This is clever. “Here’s how our politically obsessed and ideologically sequestered press would report on C.S. Lewis’s classic children’s fantasy series.”

The Jewish Calendar

Here’s a little visual overview of the Jewish calendar.

The World’s First Roller Coasters (Video)

We’ve come a long way.

Redefining Reality

Joe Carter explains why the transgender debate is really about redefining reality. “If you want to change a society, you merely need to get the public to shift an idea from the category of ‘unthinkable’ to ‘policy.’ You’ll know you’ve been successful when the formerly unthinkable has become public school policy.”

Mom/Dad, I’m Not Sure I Want to be a Christian Anymore…

Brad Hambrick offers counsel on what to do and say when/if your child says those words.

When Christians Hurt You

“As the culture war rages on, there is another battle raging to which we must turn our attention. When I was a boy, my dad would sometimes tell me, ‘No one will hurt you so much as others in the church.’” That’s true, isn’t it?

Facing Death and Finding Life

I love Vance Christie’s biographical writings.

Flashback: When I Glory in My Shame

Just as a dog will lie down or roll over or beg or bark on command to get a sausage—doesn’t she realize how pathetic she looks?—, there is not much I won’t do to receive validation, to have others affirm my self-worth according to my criteria.

For The Church, With The Church

My thanks goes to Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for sponsoring the blog this week.

No one ever said at the end of his course that he had been too holy and lived too near to God.

—J.C. Ryle

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    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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