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A La Carte (January 8)
January 08, 2016
Once again, there are not a lot of good Kindle deals to be had today. Alton Gansky’s 30 Events That Shaped the Church may be of interest at $1.99. The Penguin Classics edition of The Pilgrim’s Progress is $2.39 while this family-friendly one (which we are currently reading as a family) is also $2.39.
This new app from Covenant Eyes may be of interest to those who struggle with pornography or those attempting to help someone else through a struggle.
Joe Carter explains the current controversy between Wheaton College and Dr. Larycia Hawkins, associate professor of political science.
“Within families, the burden is increasingly falling on students, two-thirds of whom are now carrying debt. The average borrower in the class of 2015 walked the stage $35,000 in the hole.” Alex Chediak offers solutions.
I enjoyed this short film from Deidox. “Recently, we were blessed to meet a single mom, Aviance, who in spite of her financial challenges was doing all she could to make sure her twin daughters were getting a good education by paying for them to attend Hope Academy. Hope Academy is a private, faith-based middle school that is focused on helping students who are in poverty.”
R.C. Sproul makes an important point about hypocrites in the church. “Admittedly, the church is full of sinners. In fact, I know of no other organization in the world that requires a person to be a sinner in order to join it.”
This Day in 1956. 60 years ago today, missionaries Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully, and Pete Fleming were killed by the Ecuadorean Indians they sought to evangelize. *
This self-professed map geek sees the world in interesting ways.
Mike Cosper: ‘In the practice of abortion, we don’t talk about “dead babies,” we talk about “aborted fetuses” and the “products of conception.” We don’t talk about “organ harvesting,” but “tissue donation.” We don’t talk about “heads,” but “calvarium.”’
The hypocrite deceives others while he lives, but deceives himself when he dies. —Thomas Watson