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Weekend A La Carte (November 15)

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I am in Norco, California for the day, speaking to college students here about a variety of topics—productivity, technology, and pornography. By tomorrow afternoon I’ll be back on home turf and back to much better weather–cold and snowy!

If you ever enjoyed Garth Brooks’ music, you might enjoy this attempt to understand his appeal and his place in country music.

Read and bookmark Six Truths About Sickness. It’s one to hold onto for a rainy day.

Here are 3 Disciplines to Develop Wise Speech. “You want to speak words that deliver, delight, gladden, and heal. You’d like to be able to defuse, persuade, inspire, and influence…”

Thanks go Logos for sponsoring the blog this week; sponsors like them make this blog possible.

Scott Sauls has quite an interesting article about abortion: Reflections Following My Conversation With An Abortion Provider.

You will enjoy reading about The King Who Never Married.

Ryle

A right knowledge of sin lies at the root of all saving Christianity.

—J.C. Ryle

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