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House of Shelves – This is my kind of house. “Floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall shelving defines a compact, 557-square-foot home in Osaka prefecture, Japan, designed by Japanese Architect Kazuya Morita. Designed for a young historian with an extensive book collection in Islamic history, Morita designed the house with interlocking laminated pine boards that slot together to form a lattice of towering shelving units.”

Google+ – John Dyer writes about Google+, Google’s attempt to meet the challenge of Facebook. “The key feature to the whole thing is the concept of ‘Circles’ which is Google’s attempt to solve the biggest problem that has arisen from social networking.”

Ash Covered Landscape – There is something fascinating and almost apocalyptic about this gallery of pictures from southern Chile.

Discovery 360 – Here’s a 360 degree view of the Space Shuttle Discovery’s flight deck. The computer screens look like they are older than I am!

Casey Anthony – Chris Brauns, author of Unpacking Forgiveness, helps us think through the Casey Anthony case.

The Genderless Child – Gene Edward Veith writes about a couple who is raising a genderless child and says “I thought we were supposed to believe that sexual identity is not a choice, but rather an innate condition, that, in the words of Lady Gaga, ‘I was born this way.’” And that brings us to this ugly article in which a professor gender studies talks about how Lady Gaga’s song is actually doing a great disservice. What a mess.

Unity Through the Gospel – I have been writing about Romans 14 over the past few days. Someone sent me this article which makes an interesting point–all of the deep theology in the first 13 chapters of the letter to the Romans has been pointing people to gospel unity. “The way the apostle builds up to this primary purpose is a great reminder that a deeply rich theology of salvation is the basis for unified relationships in the Church.”

One leak will sink a ship; and one sin will destroy a sinner.

—John Bunyan

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    A La Carte (March 1)

    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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    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte (February 29)

    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

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    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.