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Anatomy of a Fake Quotation – This is interesting: “Yesterday, I saw a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. fly across my Twitter feed: ‘I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy.’ – Martin Luther King, J’. I was about to retweet it, but I hesitated. It didn’t sound right. After some Googling, I determined that it was probably fake, which I blogged about last night.”

Tornado Before and After – Amazing satellite photos of before and after the tornado.

Long Work vs. Hard Work – A quick but important distinction courtesy Seth Godin.

Praying For … Me – Paula Hendricks: “I thought you’d be interested in reading several prayers Nancy Leigh DeMoss has prayed for herself over and over again through the years. Then, I’d love to hear what prayer(s) you regularly pray for yourself.”

Here We Go Again – “I heard some really discouraging and sobering news the other day, and I wanted to take a break from Greek instruction to share it with you.” This is an important article from Bill Mounce.

Fed Up With the Fed – I enjoyed Sowell’s look at some of the evasive phrases used by politicians. Because “when people in Washington start creating fancy new phrases instead of using plain English, you know they are doing something they don’t want us to understand.”

Dead Authors on Twitter – Results vary a lot, but some of these Twitter accounts from long-deceased authors are pretty funny (or clever or…).

There are times when God asks nothing of his children except silence, patience and tears.

—Charles Seymour Robinson

  • The Way You Walk

    The Way You Walk

    You can tell a lot about people by the way they walk, can’t you? You can tell a lot about their physical health, their emotional state, and perhaps even their spiritual condition. You can often tell at a glance whether they are healthy or ill, joyful or sorrowful, delighting or despondent. Consider a company of…

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    A La Carte (June 7)

    A La Carte: Feminism as critical social theory / Lessons from a Job season / Was the woman at the well married to any of the five men? / Holy haggling / The other D-Day / The problem with livestreams / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 6)

    A La Carte: Toward a Protestant pronatalism / The rise of hyperpleasures / Why only pastors can baptize / Fighting the “respectable” sins of gossip and slander / Can we forgive when the offender doesn’t repent? / 10 questions a Christian man should ask himself before making a marriage proposal / D-day / Kindle deals…

  • The Least of My Childrens Accomplishments

    The Least of My Children’s Accomplishments

    I know what it is to be a father and to take pride in the achievements of my children. I had not been a father for long when I learned that the least of my children’s accomplishments by far outshines the greatest of my own. Their smallest victory generates more delight than my largest and…

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    A La Carte (June 5)

    A La Carte: 3 waves that have shaped evangelical churches (and a 4th on the way) / When is a couple considered married? / A Christian’s practical guide to reproductive technology / Don’t be half a Berean / Wisdom is work / This body is only the seed / Book and Kindle deals / and…

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    A La Carte (June 4)

    A La Carte: The blame game / Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be / A kind invitation and lifelong friendship / Steered into error by those closest to you / Satan as “prince of the air” / Under the eaves / General market books / and more.