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A La Carte (November 2)

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Logos users will want to check out November’s free and cheap books of the month. Because why wouldn’t you?

I didn’t find any Kindle deals for books in the Christian market, though if you didn’t stop by on the weekend, you can check those deals. But Amazon did release their general market monthly deals and they are worth looking through. (e.g. The Greater Journey by David McCullough; Leadership by Doris Kearns Goodwin.)

Appointed to This

“In one sense, it seems as though I have gone from February to November in a blink. Days, weeks, and months have blended together in a strange hodgepodge of viral updates and news scandals and political ads (which might be the worst of the three). Every week has felt the same, in one way or another. Yet, in another sense, the ‘2020 Experience’ has also carried on slowly, laboriously.”

Don’t Adopt That One

Emma Scrivener has a sweet reflection on God’s love as shown in adoption.

“All Brothers”: The Unbearable Cost of Roman Catholic Universalism

Leonardo De Chirico analyzes the new ‘political manifesto’ of Pope Francis’s pontificate.

Virginia Mollenkott, Feminist Author and Activist, Dies at 88

Al Mohler: “Something has to explain why The New York Times would give almost a half page in the print edition of Tuesday’s newspaper to someone who was considered a feminist biblical scholar or theologian. Why was she important? Well, she was important because she was herself a symbol of the great moral revolution and the great revolution in biblical interpretation and the interaction with feminism that emerged in the last half century.”

You Are a Good Teacher Because You Dress Like a Teacher

This article looks at the relationship between cultures and non-verbal communication.

We Disagree Over How To Help People, Not Whether To Help Them

It’s often hard to know how to help people in need. Thus the issue is often not whether to help, but how.

Things That Will Still Be True After Election Day

I was going to write this very article! I’m glad Barbara Harper did.

Flashback: The Most Terrifying Thing God Can Do

…in all the world I see nothing more terrifying than this: the prospect of God allowing people to experience the full impact and weight of their sinfulness. Nothing is more terrifying than God determining that he will no longer restrain the evil within them.

Beloved, there is a cure for every spiritual disease in the cross.

—Charles Spurgeon

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