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A La Carte (April 28)

Today’s Kindle deals include two classics, both of which are worth reading.

Westminster Books has ESV Premium Gift Bibles on sale. They always sell out really fast.

Bill Nye, Progressive Science, and the Threat of Nature

Alastair Roberts: “Despite the many claims to be presenting the ‘science’ of sexuality and that opposing viewpoints had no basis whatsoever in science, at no point did the show mention the great elephant in the room. Apparently we can make sense of the human sexes, and human sexuality, gender, and sexual relations without once needing to make any reference to the reality of reproduction. The realm of sexuality is simply one of radical natural diversity, with no apparent natural cause, end, order, or purpose.” (Note: There’s one swear word in the article.)

‘Just Mike’

This is a great tribute to Mike Ovey who died a few months ago.

Why should you read Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”? (Video)

Here’s a brief video overview of one of those books we all want to get around to reading sooner or later.

Reading the ABCs from Space

Here’s a neat use of Google Earth–reading the ABCs from space.

Catherine Booth’s Heart for the Hurting

You’ll enjoy this short biographical sketch of Catherine Booth.

Biblical Stewardship in an age of Climate Alarmism

If you’re in Southern Ontario or in various other places in Western Canada, you may be interested in this speaking tour. “Dr. Beisner will equip us to explain to our friends and neighbors that Man isn’t merely a consumer and polluter, but rather the very pinnacle of creation, and tasked as both steward and producer.”

The god of William Paul Young

Gavin Ortlund has a solid review of William Paul Young’s awful book Lies We Believe About God.

Who’s In Charge of the Christian Blogosphere?

This is a great question to ask. “Just as the invention of the printing press helped spark the Protestant Reformation and created a crisis of authority, the advent of social media has catalyzed a new crisis in the church.”

Flashback: What Is Engagement?

Whatever engagement is, we need to admit that it is a cultural, not a biblical, construct. So what is true of engagement here in twenty-first century Western culture? How can we do engagement well?

The heart cannot love what the mind does not know.

—Jen Wilkin

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