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February 04, 2013
There are a few new Kindle deals you may want to look at: What Did You Expect? by Paul David Tripp ($4.99); Loving the Way Jesus Loves by Philip Ryken; Because He Loves Me by Elyse Fitzpatrick ($4.99); Think by John Piper ($4.61); The Church and the Surprising Offense of God’s Love by Jonathan Leeman ($5.99); The Joy of Calvinism by Greg Forster ($5.99); This Momentary Marriage by John Piper ($5.99).
Downton Abbey’s Anti-Snobbery - Downton Abbey is obviously something of a cultural phenomenon. WSJ interviews the mind behind it and looks at it as a kind of anti-snobbery.
A Bitter, Salvaged Life - From True Woman: “Jennifer cussed the chaplain out when she arrived at prison to serve her sixteen-year sentence. But in the privacy of her cell, she repeatedly beat her head against the concrete wall until it bleed. Without drugs, she knew no other way to mask the anger and bitterness she had known from childhood.”
Let the Republican Party Split - This is sure to get people talking. Denny Burk says you’ve got to write Peter Leithart’s article about the Republican Party. “ If the price of regaining power is to abandon any semblance of Christian sexual morality, the price is too high. If the Republican party can’t bring itself to endorse a traditional understanding of marriage, let it split.”
Founders Week - It is Founders Week at Moody Bible Institute. Many of the sessions will be streamed online. Speakers include John MacArthur, Al Mohler, Tony Evans, David Platt, Janet Parshall, and others. You can find a schedule at the link.
Dealing with Lust - Joseph Pipa goes all the way back to John Flavel in an article teaching how to deal with lust.
Take away the cross of Christ, and the Bible is a dark book. —J.C. Ryle