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Piper and Entertainment Addiction – The site is new to me, but I enjoyed the discussion on John Piper’s recent comments on addiction to entertainment. “There is no simple, easy way to discern what is entertainment, and what is not; or what is edifying, and what is not, with modern technology.”

Selective Reduction – “This article is disturbing. And that’s why you should read it. The euphemism ‘selective reduction’ will become more and more common, so let us not forget what it’s referring to:”

Citing a Tweet – Here’s a sure sign of the times: the MLA Handbook tells you how to properly cite a tweet. It’s just one more thing I’ll mess up and need my editor to fix.

Audible Sale – If you’re an Audible member, be sure to check out their sale that extends until March 13. They’ve got some really good books on sale.

How to Use Commentaries – David Murray offers up 20 tips on how to use Bible commentaries. I’d like to see another list giving tips on how not to use them (though I guess you could read between the lines and piece that together yourself).

Japan Then and Now – Here is a series of photos that look at the aftermath of the tsunami that swept Japan.

In commanding us to glorify him, God is inviting us to enjoy him.

—C.S. Lewis

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    A La Carte (February 29)

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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.