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Weekend A La Carte (March 24)

Today’s Kindle deals include three books you may want to look over at least briefly.

(Yesterday on the blog: Life Has Not Been Easy)

Telling a Better Story than Jordan Peterson

Here’s an interesting take: “The interviewer asked him how to keep young men from falling into racist and nationalist ideologies. Peterson responded, ‘Tell them a better story.’ My heart leaped when I heard this because we do need a better story. It’s believing a better narrative that will change men’s lives. My joy turned sour when the interviewer probed deeper, asking, ‘What’s the better story?’”

The Las Vegas Massacre

This video from the New York Times explains how the Las Vegas gunman prepared for his massacre.

How Managers Can Save the World

In short, we don’t need as many laborers going on mission trips; we need more managers! “Many of the millions of Americans who go on mission trips have some experience in management, or could at least be trained to teach basic management skills. In many countries the productive gap is so large that almost any knowledge we could pass along could be transformative.”

‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’ Is Compelling but Flawed

Patrick Schreiner reviews a new film you’ve probably heard about (or will soon).

My Cow Game Extracted Your Facebook Data

This little scenario explains why Facebook is in such trouble these days. “The Cambridge Analytica scandal is drawing attention to malicious data thieves and brokers. But every Facebook app—even the dumb, innocent ones—collected users’ personal data without even trying.”

Hawking, Maxwell, and the Creation of the Universe

“As one reads Maxwell’s biography, one is struck by struck by his awe of God’s creation. The wonders of his scientific discoveries filled him with awe about his Creator God spurring him on to explore more of the marvels of creation.” If only the same had been true of Hawking.

The Bike-Share Oversupply in China

This is amazing: Photos of tens of thousands bike-share bikes dumped in China. I guess every bubble is prone to burst!

Flashback: The Privilege of The Pastor’s Wife

The pastor’s wife has a unique calling, and one that comes with particular challenges. But it is also one that comes with considerable privileges.

Prayer is the most important thing you can do for the most important people in your life.

—Marshall Segal

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