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The Bible Miniseries – Andy Naselli offers “3 Reasons I Don’t Enthusiastically Recommend the History Channel’s ‘The Bible: The Epic Miniseries’.” He brings some good reflections on both the strengths and weaknesses of the series.

Americans and Germans Fought Together – “Days after Hitler’s suicide a group of American soldiers, French prisoners, and, yes, German soldiers defended an Austrian castle against an SS division—the only time Germans and Allies fought together in World War II. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie.”

Long-Lost Sisters – Here’s the feel-good story du jour. You can click through to the USA Today video if you prefer.

The (Im)perfect Marriage – “Depending on how well we do in our own eyes, perfectionism can play out in a variety of negative responses: feelings of worthlessness, inordinate preoccupation with the opinions of other people, paralyzing fear, impatience with others, and a sense of superiority. While I’ve recognized my perfectionist tendencies for some time now and while I am confident that God is changing me, the reality is that I tend to carry that disposition into my relationships, not least of which is my marriage.”

The Plastic Fruit of Online Living – Lindsey Carlson writes about online living and some of the temptation it brings.

Heaven Is Hot, Hell Is ColdMacleans magazine, Canada’s answer to Time, had a recent cover story about the phenomenon of all the “I went to heaven” books. The author ends up sharing some interesting reflections.

I believe every Christian man has a choice between being humble and being humbled.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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