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Amazing, Extraordinary, Amazing
This is brilliant. Some fun-loving soul took Steve Job’s recent iPad announcement and essentially stripped it down to its adjectives, editing the whole speech down to 3 minutes. The result is oddly hilarious.


Is There a Jihadist in Your Church Nursery?
Russell Moore: “This past Sunday’s New York Times magazine features a story about Omar Hammami, a leader of an Al Qaeda-linked African terrorist group. Like many jihadists, he has a Muslim father, and deep resentment against the United States. Unlike most radical Islamic jihadists, he grew up in an Alabama Baptist church.” (OK, it’s a good article, but I’m mostly honoring the fact that he came up with a great title)


Give Me A Book
James Emery White writes of his love for and dependence upon books. “I tell my own graduate students the same thing – to invest in books. They are our tools. A mechanic has his set of wrenches; a doctor has his stethoscope; a chef has his cookware. Those of us in ministry, or scholarship (and ideally they are joined at the hip), have our books.”


Hijacking the Brain
Dr. Mohler looks at a book I’ve been meaning to read. “But, even as technology has brought new avenues for the transmission of pornography, modern knowledge also brings a new understanding of how pornography works in the male brain. While this research does nothing to reduce the moral culpability of males who consume pornography, it does help to explain how the habit becomes so addictive. As William M. Struthers of Wheaton College explains, ‘Men seem to be wired in such a way that pornography hijacks the proper functioning of their brains and has a long-lasting effect on their thoughts and lives.’”


Tebow and Tolerance
This article from today’s Washington Post is worth the read. “I’ll spit this out quick, before the armies of feminism try to gag me and strap electrodes to my forehead: Tim Tebow is one of the better things to happen to young women in some time. I realize this stance won’t endear me to the ‘Dwindling Organizations of Ladies in Lockstep,’ otherwise known as DOLL, but I’ll try to pick up the shards of my shattered feminist credentials and go on.”


Deal of the Day Month
“Welcome to a full month of ridiculously low prices on Sovereign Grace music and books. We call it our February sale. For the past two years during the month of February, we reduced the prices of all the resources we produce. The response has been overwhelming. So we decided to repeat the lunacy. “


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