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Trevin Wax did a litlte digging and experimenting and tells how Facebook’s news algorithm works (and why it’s really not a good thing).
Richard Phillips: “What a difference it makes when a Christian man realizes that he does not have to be a fighter pilot, a movie star, or a pro athlete to have a life of significance and value.” Indeed.
Justin Taylor points to an important difference between A.W. Tozer and C.S. Lewis.
There’s lots of good food for thought in this article from Jamie Brown. “Could I (and my worship team, or choir), and could my church, become so good at ‘doing church’ or making good music, or sticking to our liturgy, to the point that we’re no longer asking for, expecting, and depending on the empowering work of the Holy Spirit in our midst? Yes, I could.”
You’ll appreciate reading this 11-year-old wheelchair athlete telling the culture to get over itself.
This Day in 1891. 125 years ago today, English Baptist Charles H. Spurgeon preached his last sermon at London’s Metropolitan Tabernacle. *
This is so true: “There seems to be a subtle, but growing, pressure on couples to make their wedding day better than others, a kind of competition to have the Pinterest dream wedding. No one says it outright (it would sound ridiculous). But it happens, and it seems to me like it happens a lot.”
Isn’t this interesting? And morbid. The BBC writes about the Victorian tradition of death photography.
“We all know the look. It’s that lust-fueled glance, the eyes that linger too long, the neck on the swivel, the hopeful glimpse of something forbidden. It may not be a full-fledged sexual fantasy, it may not be all Jesus meant when he spoke of committing adultery in the heart, but it is not far off.”
Sometimes the most godly thing a mouth may do is keep silent. —D.A. Carson