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A La Carte (October 25)


Today’s Kindle deals include another long list of excellent deals.

Here are this week’s deals from Westminster Books.

Johnny Cash and the Evangelical Fascination with Celebrities

Maybe the moral of the story is to not place your trust in celebrities.

Here’s What Christians Should Be Busy Protesting

Here is a helpful and terse summary of the Protestant protests.

The American Priest who Proved the Reformation is Not Over

Speaking of the Reformation: “As we stood there, we grieved in watching people, one by one, begin their ascension up the steps, praying to Mary to honor the promise that the Pope and Cardinals gave–that they who go up the steps will receive pardon for sin.”

The Word ‘Woman’ Is Being Erased from Public Life

“If someone had told you 10 years ago that it would soon become tantamount to a speechcrime to say ‘Men cannot get pregnant’, you would have thought them mad. That would be like punishing someone for saying, ‘Humans need oxygen to survive’. And yet here we are…”

Technology is Blistering our Brains

“I think one thing to think about that, before we go on, is to remember that out there are technology companies that are employing people with seventeen PhD’s in human attention and all kinds of computer degrees, and their entire job is to get your eyes on your phone as often as possible in order to sell you ads.”

What I Wish I Had Known Before Starting Seminary

“As a recent graduate, I have been reflecting on some of the decisions I made during my time in school. My hope is that some new or prospective seminarian might learn from what I wish I had known before starting seminary.”

The Unfortunate Consequences of Short-Sighted Bible Translation

What a fascinating look at one unfortunate consequence of many Bible translations.

Flashback: I Demand Justice!

What I realized as I walked out of Dachau is that if I want justice for them, I must also want it for me. If I want a world that is consistently rather than arbitrarily just, I must want justice for my own transgressions as well. And what cut through the gloom and gave me hope is that justice has been done and will be done.

When a Christian realizes his citizenship is in heaven, he begins acting as a responsible citizen of earth.

—Joni Eareckson Tada

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