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 9.5 oz: World’s Smallest Baby
Barry York calls us not only t0 watch this video but act upon it.

Don’t take it from me: Reasons you should not marry an unbeliever
Kathy Keller with some brave and needed words.

Why I don’t homeschool, and you shouldn’t either
It’s not what you think!

Is too much texting giving you”Text Neck”?
If so, here are some exercises.

Obama Administration: Religious Employers Must Pay for the Pill
This. Is. Astonishing. Looks like we’ll have to delete the last line of the national anthem.

Ed Stetzer reflects on Newt and the difficulty of recovering a lost reputation.

Writing Secrets of Prolific Authors
“I made up my mind long ago to follow one cardinal rule in all my writing—to be clear. I have given up all thought of writing poetically or symbolically or experimentally, or in any of the other modes that might (if I were good enough) get me a Pulitzer prize. I would write merely clearly and in this way establish a warm relationship between myself and my readers, and the professional critics—Well, they can do whatever they wish.”~Isaac Asimov (500 books).

Let not the sun go down on your wrath

“Let not the sun go done on your wrath” (Eph. 4:26)

This is one of my wife’s favorite verses of Scripture.

Can’t think why.

But anyway, science has now come out in her support (and Scripture’s of course).

Under the headline Sleep preserves and enhances unpleasant emotional memories Medical xPress reports sleep researchers findings that if you go to sleep immediately after experiencing a negative emotion such as anger or fear, the feelings are not lessened by sleep but are rather preserved and even enhanced by it.

However if a period of time is allowed to pass between the unpleasant emotions and sleep, then the next day’s emotional response is significantly lessened.

Of course, the neuroscientists don’t mention repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation. And (Yawn!) they do manage to squeeze in evolution somewhere. Still, it’s fascinating to see science unwittingly confirm biblical instruction.

But then again, although we know there will be a hangover, is there not something darkly delicious about furious fizzing as the sun sets….?

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5 Hats a Pastor Wears
So that’s why my head often hurts.

How to stay Christian in Seminary: Know Your Values
Wish articles like this didn’t need to be written. Pete Scribner reflects on this with Seminary doesn’t need to kill your faith. Trust me, it’s a more positive post than it sounds.

The Digital Puritan
Quite an amazing selection of Puritan books in various free and paid electronic formats.

10 Distinguishing Marks of Calvin’s Preaching
My favorite one is #4.

Bad Mood? Low energy? Simple explanation
Feel a bit blah? Time to start drinking…water

And you thought my stand-up desk was crazy! Think I could sneak this into the Seminary?

Are you the chicken of….?

I’ve steered deliberately off course too…

I’ve tried to impress old friends too…

I’ve sailed too close to the rocks too…

I’ve turned too late too…

I’ve let others suffer the consequences of my sins too…

I’ve fled from the scene too…

I’ve blamed others too…

I’ve feared to face up to my actions too…

I’ve changed my story too…

I’ve refused to take responsibility too…

I’ve lied to cover my tracks too…

Al Mohler rightly called Captain Schettino  ”The Chicken of the Seas

But am I the chicken of Grand Rapids?

Are you the chicken of…?

Don’t despair. There’s full and free and forever salvation in Christ for chickens everywhere.

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 40+ items tech will kill this digital decade
If you want to influence the digital generation then Erik Qualman’s as good and decent a guide as you’ll find.

Apple and Education
Well the announcement was even better than I hoped for. A revamped iTunesU, e-Textbooks from major educational publishers, and best of all software to create your own interactive multimedia e-Textbooks. Can’t wait to get started on this.

So your kid wants to be a writer
Well we all do, don’t we?

The difference between a lecture and a sermon
This is such an important distinction. I’m afraid that in many circles the sermon is in danger of being lost.

Ligonier Conference
Check out the five new bonus sessions at the Ligonier National Conference.

Ligonier Ministries 2012 National Conference (March 15-17 in Orlando) from Ligonier on Vimeo.