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Here are a few Kindle deals likely to end by tomorrow: Gospel by J.D. Greear ($2.99); Fierce Women by Kimberly Wagner ($1.99); What Is the Mission of the Church? by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert ($3.99); Word vs Deed by Duane Liftin ($3.99); Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church by Michael Lawrence ($3.99); Bryan Liftin’s trilogy of novels: The Sword, The Gift and The Kingdom ($3.99 each); Sex, Dating and Relationships by Hiestand and Thomas ($3.99); Work Matters by Tom Nelson ($3.99); The Liberal Arts by Gene Fant ($2.99); Community by Brad House ($3.99). Finally, remember that RC Sproul’s Abortion is still free.

32 Things About Spurgeon - “January 31, 2013 it will have been 121 years since the great preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon passed away. In memory of him I bring to you 32 things you might not know about Charles Spurgeon.” I love articles like these.

How Much Do I Need to Know? - Michael Horton looks at the question of “How much do I need to know in order to be saved?” and says it’s kind of like a dating couple asking “How far can we go?” It’s the wrong question.

Only Once in 30 Days -  Thabiti Anyabwile resolved that he would be a more faithful evangelist, yet he has found that far more difficult than he had thought. This article is very honest, sharing both success and failure.

Dan and Me - Denny Burk dug up an article about a stereotype-wrecking friendship between Chick-Fil-A’s Dan Cathy and LGBT activist Shane Windmeyer.

Cut Off for 40 Years - In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga. Smithsonian has a long article about a fascinating little snippet of history.

Children and Porn Culture - This is a disheartening and difficult read, but parents would do well to arm themselves with an idea of just how pornified kids are today. This article focuses primarily on the pressures on young girls.

Compare Scripture with Scripture. False doctrines, like false witnesses, agree not among themselves. —William Gurnall