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Popular Highlights – At Amazon you can see the most highlighted passages from the books read by Kindle users. “We combine the highlights of all Kindle customers and identify the passages with the most highlights. The resulting Popular Highlights help readers to focus on passages that are meaningful to the greatest number of people. We show only passages where the highlights of at least three distinct customers overlap, and we do not show which customers made those highlights.”

Who Respects the Human Body? – Nancy Pearcey writes for WND explaining how it came to be that “Gender has become a postmodern concept – fluid, free-floating, completely detached from physical anatomy.”

McKnight Interviews McLaren – There is so much to say about this video which chronicles Brian McLaren’s growing arrogance (“I understand what it’s like to work with that old narrative…”) and his diminishing theology.

A Bedtime Story – I got a laugh out of reading about this bedtime story. “I am sure that the lady who wrote this was so amazingly kind and wonderful. She loves her children and grandchildren. I am sure that she wants them to grow up with strong Christian beliefs and principles. I think however she misses the point. You will see in a moment. She takes classic nursery rhymes and puts a Christian moral twist to it. The only problem is she misses the mark completely.”

Mongolian Throat Singing – This is bizarre but strangely fascinating.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ3BX2tMj1Y?fs=1&hl=en_US&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0x999999

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    The Means and the End

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    A La Carte: Motherhood / An open letter to dads about gentle parenting / How do I navigate a painful breakup? / More wonderful than being beautiful / Three reasons to show up to the prayer meeting / and more.

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    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.