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Weekend A La Carte (December 10)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple that are new, interesting, and distinctly Christian. However, Amazon has Kindle versions of travel and adventure books on sale today if you’re looking for something a bit different.

CBD is having a It’s Black Friday Again sale and have a few noteworthy deals on Bibles (ESV Study Bible, MacArthur Study Bible) as well as a number of books and commentaries (Church History in Plain Language, The Pursuit of Holiness, The Treasure Principle, etc).

Died: Thomas Oden

Christianity Today remembers Thomas Oden who died a couple of days ago. So, too, does Al Mohler in I Loved Heresy…But the Holy Spirit Found Me.

Inclusive People of the Word

There’s a good challenge here: Christians are right to be people of the book, but Moore faculty member Simon Gillham asks if we can we do it without being quite so “bookish”.

How To Sleep

Here’s a long and helpful article about sleep. And, somewhat related, here’s a video: How Does Your Body Know What Time It Is?

Fake News on the Left and Right

I appreciate Denny Burks remarks here on fake news.

The One-Eyed Preacher of Wales

This is a neat introduction to Christmas Evans, the one-eyed preacher from Wales.

This Day in 1520. 496 years ago today Reformer Martin Luther burned Pope Leo X’s bull ‘Exsurge Domine’ in public. Among other things this document demanded Luther recant his position on justification by faith alone. *

Listen to This 22-Year-Old Missionary

I enjoyed this interview with a young missionary.

What Does Good Preaching Look Like?

There are many ways to answer the question, but I enjoyed this attempt.

Flashback: The Dark Side of Christian Celebrity

There is something perverse within us that rejoices just as much at their downfall as it did at their elevation. The satisfaction we feel in seeing them gain authority is matched only by the satisfaction we feel in seeing them lose that authority.

Thanks to My Sponsor

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