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If you live in or around Chattanooga, Tennessee, I have a question I’d like to ask you. If that’s you, would you mind sending me an email? My email address is [email protected]. Thanks! And now let’s get on to some links…

Phantom Vibration Syndrome – Guilty as charged. “That’s right–when you reach for your cell phone, though you are unprovoked by a beep or a hum, you are a slave of biology. And of our modern-day dependency on gadgets.”

Romance Novels – I’ve linked to Russell Moore on this topic, so I think it’s only fair to link to his detractors. Personally, though, I think he brings the better arguments.

The Book List – Here’s a helpful site; it offers study guides for quite a long list of Christian books from some of your favorite authors (or some of mine, at least).

Good Book Guides – The Good Book Company has put their Good Book Guides (Bible study series) on sale at 5 for $5. Some are topical, some go through a book of the Bible.

Wrong Book, Right Time – Trevin Wax writes about Francis Chan’s Erasing Hell and wonders if it’s the wrong book at the right time.

Ramadan Begins – Here is a Ramadan photo gallery as the celebration gets underway. We should be praying that God works mightily in the Muslim world through this season, drawing people away from Islam.

If conscience is to be directed by the Spirit of God it must be governed by the Word of God.

—Mary S. Wood

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