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A La Carte (January 20)

Elderly Missionary Couple Kidnapped

It’s quite a religion that kidnaps medical missionaries in the name of its god.

Frozen Soap Bubbles

What an amazing little video. How can there be so much beauty in something so simple and so ordinary?

The Future of Retail

“Amazon Books is now open for business in Seattle. The floor is hardwood and the shelves and displays are weighed down by beautiful, physical books. It looks and smells like any ordinary bookstore. But make no mistake. It’s anything but.” Could it represent the future of retail?

A Simple Way

Mark Altrogge offers up a simple way to spend time with the Lord every day. He structures it for 45 minutes, but that can easily be scaled down (or up).

How You Will Die

Here’s how you will die. Maybe.

Hillary Clinton’s Email

Joe Carter has a Facebook post that explains why recent revelations about Hillary Clinton’s emails are a very, very big deal.

This Day in 250. 1,766 years ago today, Fabian, bishop of Rome, was martyred. He was the first person martyred under Emperor Decius. *

Pastor, Mind Your RBM or Risk Burnout

Here’s wise counsel for pastors (and everyone else).

Google Maps Goes Mini

Google Maps decided to go miniature by setting Street View loose on a miniature world.

Newton

What will it profit a man if he silences his adversary and loses that humble spirit in which the Lord delights?

—John Newton

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    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

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    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…