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From Strangers to Missionaries – You may be interested in reading Tim Brister’s reflections on reaching his neighborhood.

The Airline Peanut – “When it comes to serving food on board, airlines can’t seem to win: whatever they serve is criticized for its quality, but if they cut back, they hear about that, too. The life of the airline peanut – after decades, barely hanging on to its role as the prototypical on-board snack – is representative of airline food’s career, both triumphs and struggles.”

Protect from Busyness – Here is a helpful list of six ways Christians can protect each other from busyness.

The Invention of Teenagers – LIFE goes back to its archives to trace the rise of the teenager. “Historians and social critics differ on the specifics of the timeline, but most cultural observers agree that the strange and fascinating creature known as the American teenager — as we now understand the species — came into being sometime in the early 1940s.”

The Problem with the Childfree Life – Kathleen Nielson: “Time magazine has stirred up the social pot again, with its recent cover picturing a couple clearly reveling in ‘The Childfree Life.’ In her cover article Lauren Sandler offers a vivid glimpse into the fast-growing world of women ‘having it all without having children.’ She not only lets us see the statistics; she also lets us hear the voices of the women they document.”

Engaging Japan with the Gospel – You should check out Ligonier’s interview with Michael Oh on gospel advance in Japan.

Obedience rendered without delight in rendering it is only half obedience.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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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 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…

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    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.