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The Bible as Fashion Accessory
Phil Johnson writes about Zondervan’s “Bible Bunker.” “Zondervan plans to keep stoking demand by making sure God’s word looks hip, sounds relevant and is advertised all over, including in Rolling Stone magazine and Modern Bride, on MySpace–even on a jumbotron in New York City’s Times Square.”


The Short, Eventful Life of Ike
Boston.com has a list of incredible pictures showing the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.


No Smoking Hot Spot
David Evans devoted six years to carbon accounting, building models for the Australian Greenhouse Office. At the end of it all he realized “There is no evidence to support the idea that carbon emissions cause significant global warming. None.”


If Your Bank Closes
Wheaties for Your Wallet tells what happens when a bank closes and gives some good advice on how to protect yourself.


Internet Specials from Ligonier
Ligonier has a page on their site that offers some special internet discounts on books, CDs, etc.


Dialog on the Sarah Palin Predicament
USA Today ran a story about CBMW and Sarah Palin. Dr. David Gushee, the Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University, calls out CBMW and they respond in this blog post.


Flying the Unfriendly Skies
A NY Times reporter steps into the shoes of a flight attendant. She gains new respect for those who do that job!


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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.

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    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.

  • 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…