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A La Carte (10/22)
October 22, 2013
Here are a few new and notable Kindle deals: Magnifying God in Christ by Tom Schreiner ($4.99); A Little Book for New Theologians by Kelly Kapic ($0.99); Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin ($3.99); The Psalter Reclaimed by Gordon Wenham ($3.99); Rhythms of Grace by Mike Cosper ($3.99); Introducing Covenant Theology by Michael Horton ($3.99).
You Might Be a Christian Celebrity If… - This may hurt. “In blogdom, writing, and pastoral ministry in general, there is a temptation to pursue being popular; to pursue being a celebrity. Yet, in order to follow Christ, we must deny ourselves, take up our crosses, and follow Him (Matt. 16:24). This includes denying our desire to be popular, our desire to be celebrities. Are you a celebrity Christian wannabe? You might be one if…”
Murder for Hire - “I’ll be the first to admit it; hit men are shady. But they are shady because they are doing work that no one else wants to do, work that is, in fact, illegal. By labeling contract killing a ‘crime,’ we have obscured the fact that hit men provide a valuable service to society.”
Skull of Homo Erectus - I think it’s important for us to keep being reminded how often the story of evolution changes, and often by millions of years at a time.
For the Overwhelmed - Jen Thorn shares hope for the overwhelmed mom. “How in the world am I going to keep up with deadlines, clean up a home that has TOTALLY exploded over the weekend, homeschool and deal with all the other little things that will fill my day?”
7 Things About Calvin and Hobbes - Here are 7 things you may not know about the always-excellent Calvin and Hobbes.
A gracious soul may look through the darkest cloud and see God smiling on him. —Thomas Brooks