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Weekend A La Carte (1/14)

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A Song to the Coming King – David Murray is beginning what should be an interesting series on the Song of Solomon as a song to the coming king of love. “Many Western interpreters have got so lost in analyzing the minute details of every pomegranate and every tree that many have been turned off reading the Song in a Christ-centered way.” In a similar vein, Cripplegate has an article about Old Testament interpretation that’s worth considering. Meanwhile, Peter Leithart is also writing about the poetry of sex.

Delivered from Death – “Belief does not necessarily imply faith. According to Dustin Morrison of New Market, Iowa, believers merely assent to God’s existence while followers devote their lives to discipleship. For Morrison, it took walking through the valley of the shadow of death to understand the difference.”

Civil War Submarine – Here’s an interesting story: “Confederate Civil War vessel H.L. Hunley, the world’s first successful combat submarine, was unveiled in full and unobstructed for the first time on Thursday, capping a decade of careful preservation.”

The Church in New York – “Police Thursday arrested 43 New York City pastors and lay people who were protesting the city’s ban on church use of public schools for worship services. The ban is scheduled to go into effect Feb. 12.”

Open Up the Bible – I like this new campaign by The Good Book Company. “Wherever you are, whenever you can, we want to encourage you to open up the Bible.” They have lots of resources to help get you started.

Top Ten of 2011 – Reformation Heritage Books has their top 10 books of 2011 on sale at 50% off. The sale lasts for just a few more days.

The Page Turner – I need one of these.

God’s works are never above right, though often above reason.

—Thomas Fuller

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    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 27)

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  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.