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A La Carte (2/10)

87 Hours of Porn Per Year
“The average UK teenager spends 87 hours a year viewing online porn, according to new research conducted by OnePoll in the UK.” Realize that the research did not distinguish between girls and boys and you’ll probably have do double that 87 hours for the boys. Allow for the fact that many of them undoubtedly lied and you could put it higher still.
The Best Bits from The Affections
Fred Sanders offers a way of reading only the best bits of Jonathan Edwards’ Religious Affections. “It gets the reading assignment down to 125 pages, arranged in 7 bite-sized portions of about twenty pages each -ideal for book discussion groups.”
Mary, Mother of Christ
Here is a movie that will be coming our way next year. It will have an A-list cast. “This is not a Christmas movie. This is a part of Mary’s life that has never been shown on the big screen before. It takes us through Mary’s youth, young love, her life as a new mother and the triumph through the absolute terror of Herod the Great’s reign. It is truly a story of real female empowerment.”
Going Underground at Wal-Mart
This is an interesting article about a guy who took a job at Wal-Mart just to see if all the bad press is true. (HT:Z).
Media Clamor over True Woman ‘08
“The mainstream news media has discovered-with a vengeance, emphasis on vengeance-True Woman `08 nearly four months after the Revive Our Hearts women’s conference took place. Last week, Gender Blog interacted with an article published by Religion Dispatches that typified TW as a “counter-cultural movement,” but one that should be taken seriously. ”