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A La Carte (7/15)

Outsourcing Memory - “Research suggests that we no longer remember facts, because we know the Web will do it for us. … A study published in today’s Science suggests that the Internet has changed how we remember facts. The study shows that the Web has become a sort of external hard drive for factual information. So instead of remembering specific details, such as who directed the film Casablanca (Michael Curtiz), we remember the name of the website where we can look up that information (IMDb).”

Erasing Hell - Thomas Kidd offers some perspective on what Francis Chan does well and perhaps not so well in his response to Love Wins.

Motherhood Is a Calling - This is worth reading whether you are a mother or not: “Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. You do not collect children because you find them cuter than stamps. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in. It is what God gave you time for.”

Extraordinary Church Buildings - Here is a photo essay of some of the world’s most extraordinary church buildings. (HT:KD)

Legalizing Polygamy - We knew this would come on the heels of the battle over gay marriage. I see almost no way for polygamy not to be made legal before too long. All the walls are falling.

Evangelical - Randy Alcorn asks a pertinent question: Does the word evangelical even mean anything anymore? “Is the extent of the need to hear the gospel and respond to it in Christ-centered repentance really so unclear in Scripture? Are matters of salvation, judgment and eternal destiny really gray areas or secondary issues subject to in-house evangelical disputes?”

Grace is given to trade with; it is given to lay out, not lay up. —Thomas Brooks