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It’s a snow day today—the first one in 2 years. Special thanks to the local school board for calling us at 6:30 AM to tell us that it is a snow day (and for making sure that the children couldn’t sleep in…).

Most Popular in 2010 - ECPA has released a list of the top 50 Christian books from 2010 and another list of the top 20 Christian authors from 2010.

Trafficking in the Shadow of the Superbowl - Carolyn McCulley: “Just in time for the Super Bowl in Dallas comes this important campaign. This article was brought to my attention by Shared Hope International, which I support, and was originally posted on the End Human Trafficking blog by Amanda Kloer.”

Crazy February Sale - Bob Kauflin announces Sovereign Grace’s annual sale in which they drastically lower prices on all their CDs and many of their books. It’s time to stock up!

Church in a Post-Feminist World - This is an interesting interview with Mary Kassian in which she talks about the church in a post-feminist world.

What if I’m Not a Gifted Evangelist? - “I understand there are many obstacles to evangelistic practice; I know this because I’ve used them all as excuses avoid evangelistic opportunities. Given the opposition of the world, my clumsy or even failed attempts, and the challenge of my sinful heart, evangelism seems best left to winsome religious professionals who have silver tongues and the backing of large religious organizations. They just seem so … gifted at it. But what is being ‘gifted at evangelism,’ anyway?”

Playing Chikin - “The chicken sandwich chain Chick-fil-A is owned by devout Christians who close their stores on Sundays and give lots of money to Christian causes.  The company gave some free sandwiches to a meeting of a ‘pro-family’ group. Since that group opposes gay marriage–even though Chick-fil-A has not said anything about that issue–some bloggers are calling for a boycott.”

I sometimes think that the very essence of the whole Christian position and the secret of a successful spiritual life is just to realize two things … I must have complete, absolute confidence in God and no confidence in myself. —D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones