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Weekend A La Carte (February 6)
February 06, 2016
This has been a bit of a slow week for Kindle deals. That is, in part, because so many of the deals cycle on a regular basis and I try not to link to them if they’ve come up recently. There should be some new ones on Monday. Until then, here’s some reading for you:
“Out of the destruction and looting [in Iraq], and partly because of it, emerge striking gains in knowledge of our oldest literary inheritance.”
This is a good one from Bob Kauflin. He focuses on what makes singing in church different from every other kind of singing.
Here’s an interview with Adam Lewis Greene who Kickstarted a beautiful redesign of the Bible. “The expected form of the Bible almost across the board for the last 200 years or so has not been conducive to appreciating biblical literature as literature. Rather, the Bible is designed to be an easily-navigated theological encyclopedia.”
If you read with Kindle, you may be interested in Clippings, a service that does a great job of extracting and formatting your notes and highlights. You can also use it to copy your notes right over to Evernote or other programs.
Here are a few things to remember in those times you stumble into the deep ditches of doubt.
This Day in 1951. Sam Storms turns 65 today! You can wish Sam a Happy Birthday on Twitter.
Have you ever checked out Psallos? It is a concept album based on the book of Romans.
If you are heading to Together for the Gospel, you might be interested in CBMW’s preconference. They’ve got quite a list of speakers for you to hear.
Also, if you are from Canada or interested in ministry in Canada, be sure to come to this breakout.
My thanks goes to Zondervan for sponsoring the blog this week with “Why the Bible Is Hard to Understand—and What You Can Do About It.”
A man can’t be always defending the truth; there must be a time to feed on it. —C.S. Lewis