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Who Killed the Music Industry? – We all know the music industry has changed an awful lot in the past few years. This article is long, but very interesting, as it explains what happened and how artists do (or do not) make money.

The Death of the Sunday Evening Service – Jesse Johnson suggests reasons so many churches have given up evening services. My church still has an evening service and I’d hate to ever give it up!

Grieving Forbidden – “We are edging ever so close to living in a world where grieving is forbidden–if the modern mental health establishment has anything to say about it. While that may sound wildly paranoid to you, consider the historic changes to the DSM (the diagnostic manual for mental health professionals) reviewed in a recent article in USA Today (May, 2013)…”

Zealot – I have read a lot of different responses to the bestselling book Zealot. This is one of the best. I have read enough of the book now to realize it is very much the same old arguments written with slightly better prose. There’s nothing to see here. Move along.

Vyrso Summer Bundles – If you are a Vyrso user, you may want to check out another group of their summer bundles. Cruciform Press has included one.

More Digital Media than TV – For the first time, Americans are now consuming more digital media than TV. Here’s an amazing statistic: “Overall, the amount of time people are spending with media is increasing with more multitasking across devices. Total media time is predicted to make up 11 hours and 52 minutes per day this year, an increase from 11 hours and 39 minutes in 2012.”

We are chosen as an afflicted people and not as a prosperous people, chosen not in the palace but in the furnace.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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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.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.