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A La Carte (March 15)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few different books that are worth at least a quick look.

(Yesterday on the blog: Driving Back Down the Road)

Gentleness – All About Communication

“Are you gentle? How would you know? Gentleness, or meekness, is often defined by culture as softness, usually implying weakness. Christians sometimes define it as controlled strength.” Be sure to read more about this key character trait and why it reflects strength rather than weakness.

What’s Next? The Growth of Statism in Canada

André Schutten explains some of the current and coming challenges to Christians in Canada. “So, what’s the big deal? Is checking a box really the end of the free world? Let’s look at the communist regimes of not so long ago to understand what is at stake.”

Why do People Object to the Concept of Membership in a Local Church?

Earlier in the week Sam Storms defended church membership. In this article he answers some common objections.

The Science of Skin (Video)

“Between you and the rest of the world lies an interface that makes up 16% of your physical weight. This is your skin, the largest organ in your body: laid out flat, it would cover close to 1.7 square metres of ground. But besides keeping your organs in, what is its purpose?”

Are You a Contender?

Rebecca Stark: “A few years ago I read a news story about a British Columbia woman who saved her son from a cougar. She saw a cougar mauling her seven year old son as he played outside, so she ran out and fought off the predator with the kitchen towel she carried in her hand. She courageously risked her own life to protect her boy.”

Why Francis Schaeffer Matters: An Introduction

This is the first article in a series that looks interesting. It will introduce you to the life and influence of Francis Schaeffer.

How Amazon’s Bottomless Appetite Became Corporate America’s Nightmare

“Amazon makes no sense. It’s the most befuddling, illogically sprawling, and—to a growing sea of competitors—flat-out terrifying company in the world.” I think we all have a love/hate relationship with it, don’t we?

Flashback: 2 Things to Know About Killing Sin

#1 – There will be no mortification unless a man be a believer. #2 – There will be no mortification of any sin without sincerity and diligence in a universality of obedience.

Jesus doesn’t put the word “self” in front of “identity”, but He puts it before denial.

—Sam Allberry

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    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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