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“Where have America’s young men gone? According to Erik Hurst, an economist from the University of Chicago, they haven’t gone anywhere—they’re just plugged in. … The average low-skilled, unemployed man in this group plays video games an average of twelve, and sometimes upwards of thirty hours per week.”
Justin Taylor provides a fascinating look at what it was like to hear Billy Sunday preach.
Here are some neat interactive visualizations showing 136 years of baby names in America. You can even search for your name to track its history.
John Piper continues his mini blog series on free will.
Mark Altrogge has a brief word of encouragement.
This Day in 1858. 158 years ago today, Maltie D. Babcock, American Presbyterian clergyman, was born. He is remembered today for his hymn, “This is My Father’s World.” *
Mindy Belz digs up a surprise bestseller from a few decades ago. “Later in life Wurmbrand declared Tortured for Christ ‘has no literary value.’ He acknowledged only that it was written ‘with pen and tears.’ And that, in a nutshell, is its secret formula for success.”
A lot of pastors and elders struggle with this question. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to it.
The Concorde was a technological marvel that was far ahead of its time. Why did it fail? This 10-minute video explains.
One of the great joys of being a Christian is the ability we gain to look at the Bible and, through the Bible, to see the world in the way God sees it. It is like the Bible is a pair of glasses through which we gain God’s vision and God’s perspective.
A little sin, like a little pebble in the shoe, will make a traveler to heaven walk very wearily.—C.H. Spurgeon