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A La Carte (August 6)

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Learning to Think for Yourself – “There is one characteristic (common to all great theologians and pastors throughout church history) that young ministers, especially those in seminary, must learn to cultivate–namely, the ability to think for themselves.”

There is No Pro-Life Case For Planned Parenthood – I love to see this in the New York Times. “Tell the allegedly ‘pro-life’ institution you support to set down the forceps, put away the vacuum, and then we’ll talk about what kind of family planning programs deserve funding. But don’t bring your worldview’s bloody hands to me and demand my dollars to pay for soap enough to maybe wash a few flecks off.”

Books on Sale This Week – Westminster Books has some great deals this week, including Rosaria Butterfield’s new one. There are 5 or 6 other good books on sale along with it.

In Zimbabwe, We Don’t Cry for Lions – Here is some missing perspective on killing lions.

Breathtaking Photos – The U.S. Department of the Interior manages the most breathtaking lands in America and they have the photos to prove it. This site has highlights from their Instagram account.

What Is Fire? – Now there’s an interesting question. PBS has an answer. (And speaking of fire, here’s an interesting video of firefighters doing what they do.)

Mad Dash – Whats the difference between a hyphen, an en dash, and an em dash? This video explains.

Machen

The Church is perishing today through the lack of thinking, not through an excess of it.

—J. Gresham Machen

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