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Wednesday April 20, 2008

Tuesdays are for Reviews
We uploaded eight (!) new reviews to Discerning Reader yesterday. We add reviews every Tuesday so you may like to make DR at least a once-weekly stop in your internet travels.


Coming Soon from John Piper
At the Desiring God blog is an update about the forthcoming books from John Piper. It looks like there will be lots of good books coming our way!


Christian Ministry Fined for Discrimination
It’s a sign of things to come, I’m sure. “One of Canada’s largest Christian ministries dedicated to caring for the disabled was fined $23,000 recently by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario for allegedly discriminating against a former homosexual employee.”


Jesus Made Me Puke
Here’s a sad and somewhat embarrassing article by Matt Taibbi who writes for Rolling Stone who went “undercover” into the religious right and recorded all of his experiences.


Our Climate Numbers Are a Mess
From the Wall Street Journal: “Why is the news on global warming always bad? Perhaps because there’s little incentive to look at things the other way. If you do, you’re liable to be pilloried by your colleagues.”


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