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Weekend A La Carte (March 15)

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You’re Free to Toke Up – Andy Crouch: “With the recreational use of marijuana now legal in Colorado and Washington (and the Obama administration disinclined to enforce federal laws against it), it’s only a matter of time before it is completely legal coast to coast to toke up. This is a great opportunity—not to use pot, but to reflect on the true nature of Christian freedom.”

Why We Argue Like Jerks – There’s food for thought here. “It seems like peaceful, dissenting discourse proves itself more challenging by the day. A recent story in The Atlantic about Frank Luntz, a veteran political consultant, comments not only on the increasing divide between Americans, but the nature of the conversation. Luntz tells us that ‘[Americans] want to impose their opinions rather than express them’.”

Books at a Glance – This may be a helpful resource for the pastor who is too busy to read every book. It is, essentially, executive summaries of good Christian books.

Evangelism Is Like Baseball – I appreciate the point of this article: It’s okay to hit a single.

Leon Morris at 100 – “Leon Morris was born 15 March, 1914. So today marks the centenary of his birth. If you don’t know his name, he is one of foremost biblical scholars Australia has ever produced.” Here’s a brief remembrance.

Maclaren

Kindness makes a person attractive. If you would win the world, melt it, do not hammer it.

—Alexander MacLaren

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