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A La Carte (January 22)
January 22, 2016
The only Kindle deals I found today are The Apostle and William Wilberforce by John Pollock which may be worth looking at for $0.99 each. And that’s it. It has been a slow, slow month. I’ll talk to some publishers and see if we can do something about this!
Here’s a great tale: “Scottish twins Agnes and Margaret Smith were the last people you’d expect to discover one of the earliest known copies of the gospels, but in a dusty closet in an Egyptian monastery in 1859–without a university education or formal language training between them–the God-fearing twins uncovered the Syriac Sinaiticus.”
We have added a new Visual Theology print to our growing collection: the 5 solas.
“Tomorrow will mark the 43rd anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. In light of this, Ligonier Connect has just released R.C. Sproul’s important series on the difficult subject of abortion and made it permanently free for anyone to enroll and study.”
George Grant: “Why does it seem that the abortion industry’s grassroots support is slipping at the very moment when its power and resources have reached their zenith?”
The controversy at Wheaton College continues to heat up. “Wheaton College’s faculty council has unanimously asked the Illinois school’s administration to withdraw its recommendation that Larycia Hawkins have her tenure and employment terminated.”
This Day in 1876. 140 years ago today, hymn writer John Dykes died. He wrote the much beloved hymn, “Holy, Holy, Holy.” *
Covenant Eyes tells you where you can find up-to-date statistics on the porn plague.
Westminster Books has some deals on Bibles priced cheap so you can give them away.
“It’s 2016, so we can track and measure almost anything. These numbers we generate are simple, stark, and memorable. They stick with us for days, relentlessly patting us on the back or poking us in the ribs. Numbers are brainworms.”
A single day in hell will be worse than a whole life spent in carrying the cross. —J. C. Ryle