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A La Carte (August 18)

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7 Signs You Were Raised as an Evangelical

I think you’ll probably get a chuckle out of this list. Like #3: “You know the chorus to the song “Friends Are Friends Forever” — even though it came out in 1983.” Yup.

The Way Is Hard, But He is Strong

“Devils know no chivalry. They are cruel, and conceal their cruelty in the Trojan horses of pleasure and comfort, ‘wisdom’ and ‘security,’ flattery and shame.”

What Happens to Your Luggage

They skipped the part about the guy rifling through it to steal your valuables, but other than that, this is a remarkable look at what happens to your baggage once you drop it at the airport.

Songs We’ve Been Trying To Tell You About

Jesusfreakhideout is quite a good Christian music site. They’re celebrating their 19th anniversary by offering a free downloadable compilation album full of indie artists you may enjoy.

This Day in 1917: Cameron Townsend set sail for the mission field. His career as a missionary would be difficult, but would eventually lead to the founding of Wycliffe Bible Translators, one of the foremost missions organizations in the world. *

Later this week, a judge will hear arguments in a case against pro-life journalists brought by StemExpress. WORLD offers a history of this kind of exposé.

How Apps Make Money

This may be good to consider before you let your child download that next “free” app. Personally, I find most of the app gaming economy pretty gross.

Rats in the Toilet

I apologize in advance for sharing this video which shows just how easily rats can make their way into your toilet. For all our loathing of them, they are remarkable creatures. But now you’ll never sit down in the dark again…


They that know God will be humble, and they that know themselves, cannot be proud.

—John Flavel

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