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A La Carte (April 17)

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I wasn’t able to track down much by way of interesting Kindle deals today. We feasted last week, so shouldn’t complain.

(Yesterday on the blog: Bring Her Out and Let Her Be Burned)

On Getting Churches Totally Wrong

“For a quarter century, homosexuality has been a key social issue for Hollywood, the flagship cause on which film-makers feel the need to Make Statements and Send Messages. In order to make any story dramatic, you need some element of conflict or opposition, so you need villains. With few exceptions, that means enlisting Christians, caricatured in the grimmest possible light.”

Fragments of Truth

This is an interesting film that is showing in theatres for one day only. See the trailer or order your tickets to this event here.

How Airplanes Fly Those Giant Banner Ads — It’s More Dangerous Than You Think (Video)

“If you’ve ever spent time on a US beach during the summer, you’ve probably noticed a parade of airplanes towing giant banners advertising companies like Dunkin’ Donuts or Geico. We spent a couple of days with the men and women who get these banners flying, and it’s no easy task.”

The Problem Is Enmity, Not Ethnicity

“Enmity. It is a word that has all but disappeared from our contemporary vernacular. Think about it for a moment. When was the last time you used the word enmity in a sentence or heard someone else use it? Exactly. And yet, despite the rarity of its application in today’s common discourse, enmity carries with it significant weight and substance in both cultural and theological contexts.”

The Surprising Reasons Animals Play Dead (Video)

“From lemurs to lizards, ants to amphibians, sharks to chickens, hundreds of animals “play dead” as a survival tactic. But how and why do animals do this? Tierney Thys explains how this curious behavior, known as tonic immobility or TI for short, can be used as a defense or offense.” Here’s what it’s all about.

Render Much?

Taxes are due, so it’s a good time to consider our Christian responsibility.

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Coffee (Video)

Everything and a whole lot more, I expect. But it’s quite educational.

Flashback: 7 Books I Would Definitely Read

A friend and I discussed the current state of Christian publishing. He asked me, “What really good books have not yet been written?” I thought about it for a little while and came up with 7 books I would definitely read.

I have never met a person I could despair of, or lose all hope for, after discerning what lies in me apart from the grace of God.

—Oswald Chambers

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  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

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    A La Carte (May 23)

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  • Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Surely few things in this world are more mysterious than sex. Surely few things give such clear evidence that there must be more to them than the sum of their parts. On the one level, sex is a simple biological function that exists to populate the earth with human beings. On the other level, it…