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Thursday May 8, 2008

His Image, Our Value
Writing about people with disabilities, Paul refutes the lie that worth is determined by contribution. “The Truth, according to God, is that people are valuable for the simple fact that they are made in His image. Value is all in relation to Him, not my supposed contribution.”


GTY’s Free Weekly Expositional Bible Study
From Lucid Theology: “Today Grace to You launched a new page on their site where they plan on providing, free of charge, an expositional study of a book of the Bible.”


The Murky Demimonde of Amazon Reviewers
A recent article from Slate provides interesting information that should make us think twice about placing too much confidence in Amazon’s top reviewers. An example: “Harriet Klausner, No. 1 since the inception of the ranking system in 2000, has averaged 45 book reviews per week over the last five years–a pace that seems hard to credit, even from a professed speed-reader.”


Five Things To Do With Old Electronics
Here are five things you can do with those old electronics you’ve got kicking around your basement. Did you know that the average CRT contains over 2 pounds of toxic lead? There is a good reason to dispose of them properly!


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    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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  • Trusting Jesus in The Public Square 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Parents have a biblical responsibility to protect their children not only from physical harm but also from spiritual harm. It is entirely appropriate and right for a parent to wrestle with whether they want to allow their child to continue to have a friendship with a…

  • that First Sports Bet

    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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