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The Kindle Can’t Scare Me
A small publisher of a very niche kind of book has some interesting things to say about Amazon’s Kindle. What it does well, what it does poorly and what it will do in the future.


Do We Have Free Will?
Andy Naselli answers this one over at Reformation21. It’s not one you can just skim, so bookmark it and read it when you’ve got a few minutes!


Quote from Dave Ramsey
Z shares a fantastic quote from Dave Ramsey: “As long as Americans are comfortable with debt, we will elect officials/politicians who are too.” That’s worth thinking about.


Piper, Tornadoes and Godwin’s Law
John Dyer applies Godwin’s law (As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.) to John Piper’s recent comments about the Minneapolis tornado and all of the comments ensued.


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  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    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.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.