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Christchurch Earthquake – The Big Picture shows the devastation in Christchurch.

The Face of the Moon – Here you can see and download one of the highest-resolution photos anyone has ever taken of the moon.

Five New Feelings – Here are five new feelings our digital technologies bring us. “There are some pretty specific feelings that can only happen in the Internet age, as a consequence of it. Or, at least, as a consequence of our angst about it, in the shadow of the self-obsession it facilitates, even encourages.”

Positive Impacts – Of course the impact of social media and digital technology is not all bad, is it? This article shares some of its benefits. “The Internet doesn’t steal our humanity, it reflects it. The Internet doesn’t get inside us, it shows what’s inside us. And social media isn’t cold, it’s just complex and hard to define.”

Wretched – In a couple of weeks I am going to be speaking at one of Todd Friel’s Wretched conferences in Lexington, SC. You know, just in case you’re looking for a conference to attend on March 11 or 12. I’ll be speaking on how to be discerning without becoming a complete jerk.

Disappearing Languages – National Geographic seeks to document disappearing languages. “Every 14 days a language dies. By 2100, more than half of the more than 7,000 languages spoken on Earth—many of them not yet recorded—may disappear, taking with them a wealth of knowledge about history, culture, the natural environment, and the human brain.”

Organizing the Bookcase – This is brilliant. (HT)

Man fell by a desire to be independent of God, and now man wishes to be equally independent of God in returning to him.

—T.C. Hammond

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    A La Carte (March 1)

    A La Carte: Rumblings of revival among Gen Z / Addition by subtraction / Seeing red / Burying the talents of the Great Rewarder / Inviting evaluation of your preaching / Book and Kindle deals / and more.

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    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte (February 29)

    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

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    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.