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Weekend a La Carte (August 2)

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I am looking forward to spending some time this week in Indiana, speaking at the Association of College Ministries National Student Conference. That’s a mouthful! I will be speaking about technology, pornography, the will of God, and a few other subjects. It should be fun! But before I head to the airport, here are some book deals and some recommended reading.

If you’re not into reading, Amazon has several BBC collections on sale today, including some classics.

Tony Reinke writes about The Van Gogh that Breaks My Heart. I know nothing about Van Gogh, so enjoyed the way Reinke set the context as he looked at the painting.

R.C. Sproul Jr. compares attending a megachurch to living in the city–it is easier to hide in a crowd than in a smaller group. “Like mega-cities, monstrous churches not only carry the temptation of invisibility, but such is one of their selling points.”

Only someone as rooted in church history as Vance Christie can bring neat little devotionals like this: Coming to God with Empty Hands.

I enjoyed this brief interaction in which Ryan Anderson responds to a question about the redefinition of marriage.

One of the most common questions I receive is “What program do you use you to make your daily quote graphics?” My “program’s” name is Kate, and she’s a great designer. You can check out her work here and you can find the complete collections of quote graphics she has made at Pinterest.

Matt Heerema offers One Simple Rule for Applying Old Testament Narratives. And it’s a good one: let them help you fix your eyes on Jesus. Don’t go looking for the moral of the story; look for Jesus in the story.

Hendricksen

Peace is the smile of God reflected in the soul of the believer.

—William Hendricksen

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