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Don’t Have Time to Read Books? Try This One Weird Trick

Feb 02, 2016 | Justin Taylor

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If you don’t have time to read books, start reading chapters instead. Most people can read a page a minute, so if you determine to read a chapter a day, it will probably take you about 10-15 minutes. If you don’t have that kind of time, why are you reading this online?!

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A Recording of Charles Spurgeon’s Son Reading from His Final Sermon

Dec 31, 2015 | Justin Taylor


Newly cleaned up audio from 1905.

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Christianity Today’s 2016 Book Awards

Dec 16, 2015 | Justin Taylor

CT announces a winner and an award of merit in 12 categories—plus their new “Beautiful Orthodoxy” category.

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What to Do If You Are Offended or Confused by Flannery O’Connor’s Stories

Nov 19, 2015 | Justin Taylor


A little help for understanding the great Southern novelist and short story-teller (including audio of her reading one of her most famous works).

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“J. I. Packer in His Own Words”: A 20-Minute Documentary

Nov 03, 2015 | Justin Taylor


A beautiful look at a godly and brilliant man.

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Two Concerns with Thomas Merton’s Vision of the Christian Life

Oct 27, 2015 | Justin Taylor


In 1948 the brilliant author, poet, activist, and Trappist monk Thomas Merton published his influential spiritual memoir, which has become a classic. While beautifully written and fascinating, it is not without its problems. Here are two.

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C. S. Lewis on the Theology and Practice of Worship

Oct 19, 2015 | Justin Taylor


A long post on Lewis’s understanding of praise, followed by a survey of his thoughts on the corporate nature of worship, including church music, liturgy, and the sacraments. I conclude with a brief analysis.

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George Marsden Lectures on C. S. Lewis’s “Mere Christianity”

Sep 28, 2015 | Justin Taylor

A lecture by Professor George Marsden on one of the themes in his upcoming biography of Mere Christianity.

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What Was the First Study Bible in English?

Aug 07, 2015 | Justin Taylor


A short summary from historian Jane Dawson on the first English Bible to have introductions, notes, maps, and illustrations.

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What the Original Really Means: An Exegetical Parody

Jul 29, 2015 | Justin Taylor

A classic illustration from New Testament scholar Moisés Silva.

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Amazing Grace the Musical: Now on Broadway

Jul 10, 2015 | Justin Taylor

3 ways to save on a new musical running on Broadway.

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Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015)

Jun 15, 2015 | Justin Taylor


Elisabeth Elliot (née Howard; born December 21, 1926) died this morning (June 15, 2015) at the age of 88.

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World Magazine’s Books of the Year

Jun 12, 2015 | Justin Taylor


World Magazine shares their favorites (plus runner-ups) for four categories of books: (1) Fiction; (2) Accessible Theology; (3) Current Events/Public Affairs; (4) History/Biography.

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An Interview with Sam Storms and Leland Ryken on the Life and Legacy of J. I. Packer

Jun 08, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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Storms has written the best summary now available of Packer’s theology of spirituality, and Ryken has written the most up-to-date biography. I sit down with both men to talk about Packer and his importance.

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The Day Lincoln Was Shot: A Visual FAQ

Apr 13, 2015 | Justin Taylor


For the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination, I try to answer some frequently asked questions with lots of photographs and diagrams.

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