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The Penny Paradox – This article takes something worth just 2.4 cents to illustrate the problems with cutting a nation’s budget in any substantial way. Consider this yet another good reason not to be the one in power (and to pray for the one who is).

That Lovely, Lovely Man – I love articles like this one. “I would like to let you know about a lady who belongs to the church which I serve. She can barely leave her home at present because of her physical condition, itself substantially the result of a botched operation several years ago. She has been close to death on several occasions, and is currently in hospital.” Keep reading it…

What Publishers Can Learn from Airlines – I enjoyed this tongue-in-cheek look at what publishers can learn from airlines. It seems that both industries are grappling for new models.

Miracles in the Bible and Today – Craig Keener has an article at Huffington Post that deals with modern-day miracles. His argument is interesting, but I’m guessing it probably isn’t the strongest case he makes in his recent book (which deals with this very topic).

Dawkins Is Lost for Words – I thoroughly enjoyed this little comeuppance that must have been a golden moment of radio.

The Real Rock Band – This is kind of fun. Sony has put together a soundscape meant to give you a sense of what it’s like to run onto the stage with a rock band. You pretty much need headphones to enjoy it.

Saving faith is resting faith, the trust which relies entirely on the Savior.

—John Stott

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.