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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.

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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.