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Weekend A La Carte (3/23)

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Bonnet Rippers – Here is a longform article about the rise of the Amish romance novel. “In 2012, a new Amish romance novel appeared on the market about every four days. Sixty more were published in 2012 than in 2009, and 83 more than in 2002. The top three Amish-fiction authors — Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and Cindy Woodsmall — have sold a combined total of more than 24 million books.” (I still need to get it on that action with my Ultimate Christian Novel.)

Say Something Right Now Or Else! – I really appreciate Kevin DeYoung’s article about thsoe who demand that he speak to any particular issue … or else. “As someone with a public platform I’ve been called upon numerous times to speak out on any number of specific issues or controversies.”

The Touch Screen Generation – “Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development?”

His Beloved Son – Any parent who has watched their child get stitched back together will be moved by Elisha’s article.

Give Working Families A Rest – Phillip Jensen makes some good points as he writes about both work and rest.

Bottled History – I enjoyed this short film that looks at one man’s craft.

‘The early Christians did not say ‘look what the world is coming to!’ but ‘look what has come into the world!’

—Carl F.H. Henry

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    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

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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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    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

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