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The headlines this morning declare that Prince William is engaged to be married. It’s amazing to think how far the royalty has fallen since his father got engaged and married–an event that was celebrated the world over, not just because of its paparazzi value, but because people were genuinely interested and genuinely excited. I get the sense that this engagement and marriage will be very, very different.

The Third Amendment and Porn Scanners – Doug Wilson writes about the frustrations and deeper meaning of airport security. “If the Bill of Rights were being considered today, the Third Amendment would involve airport security, not quartering troops.”

NIV 2011 Forces a Choice – Trevin has written a good article about the new NIV and the choice it forces upon some people. “A few years ago, upon considering the resistance from some evangelicals toward the TNIV, Zondervan assured Bible-readers that the 1984 NIV would remain available. But no such assurance is given now. In fact, the publisher has expressly indicated the desire for the NIV 2011 to replace both the original NIV and the TNIV.”

5 Dangers for Young Men – J.C. Ryle speaks from a century ago with 5 dangers all young men will face.

Contemporary Art Meets the Bible – This looks like a very interesting project coming from Crossway and artist Makoto Fujimura. “Makoto Fujimura, one of the century’s most highly regarded artists, has illuminated the Four Holy Gospels. Fujimura is known for his use of traditional Japanese Nihonga techniques and his passion for reconnecting Christian faith with fine art. “

New Weapons Need New Rules – I appreciated some of what this article had to say regarding the new weapons we fight wars with and the new rules they necessitate. These new weapons tend to make killing another person so easy, so abstract.

Afflictions are continued no longer than till they have done their work.

—Matthew Henry

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