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It’s Over. Evolution Wins
Or that’s what we’re now supposed to believe. “The search for a direct connection between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom has taken 200 years – but it was presented to the world today at a special news conference in New York. The discovery of the 95%-complete ‘lemur monkey’ – dubbed Ida – is described by experts as the ‘eighth wonder of the world.’”


36 Hours in Toronto
It’s always interesting to read an outsider’s perspective on your city. Here the NY Times spends 36 hours in Toronto.


Kids, baseball, neighbors — and honesty
“Baseball is a distinctly American sport. It speaks the universal language of our nation. On the surface, it may appear to be just some kids playing catch, but on a deeper level baseball is hard work, patience, determination, courage and focus. In the end, baseball is about character in community. “


The Praise Factory
The Praise Factory is a site run by Connie Dever (Mark Dever’s wife). “A resource for affordable, flexible, quality Christian curriculum for pre-school and elementary age children. Browse the website for curriculum, music and helpful articles for teachers and families.”


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    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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