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A Prayer for Cuba – Carolyn McCulley: “Few Americans have traveled to modern Cuba. But I had the privilege of visiting there in August 2011, right before some of the travel restrictions for Americans were lifted. Because we did not travel with a tour group, we had a credible view of real Cuban life.”

Meet Jonathan Edwards – If you are new to the works of Jonathan Edwards or are just interested in learning more about him, you may enjoy this video.

Christians and Gambling – Dr. Mohler provides a Christian view on gambling. “The Bible is clear on this issue. The entire enterprise of gambling is opposed to the moral worldview revealed in God’s Word. The basic impulse behind gambling is greed—a basic sin that is the father of many other evils.”

Enigmatic Faith of Washington and Lincoln – An article at The Gospel Coalition looks at the enigmas that were the faith of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.

Nomophobia – “Nomophobia — the fear of being without your cellphone — is on the rise, according to a new report sponsored by SecurEnvoy, a company that specializes in digital passwords. Using the online polling service OnePull, SecurEnvoy found that 66% of the 1,000 people surveyed in the United Kingdom say they fear losing or being without their phone.”

Jeremy Lin – Everyone’s talking about this guy and ESPN has an infographic about him.

Infertility – Here is a helpful article that offers 5 things infertile couples want others to know.

Spirituality can be a cheap substitute for righteousness.

—R.C. Sproul

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