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Weekend A La Carte (November 11)

Check Westminster Books for a good deal on a new Bible for children.

Thoughts and Prayers

“What does it mean when a political leader says that the nation’s “thoughts and prayers” are with those who are in sorrow and grief?” Dr Mohler explains.

Bullet Trains and Birds (Video)

“Japan’s famous bullet trains had a problem: they were extremely loud.” I love their solution: they looked to what they would deny is evidence of design in nature to design a solution. The whole video is fascinating that way.

Don’t Leave Your Husband for Her

Rosaria Butterfield addresses an increasingly common scenario. “When you married your high school sweetheart at 19, you never once suspected you would be in this place. Now, at 39, after twenty years of marriage, you call yourself gay.”

Behold the Free-Speech Hypocrisy of the Corporate Left

“Apple’s actual corporate philosophy can summed up in eight words: Free speech for me, but not for thee.” Sounds pretty typical for today.

The Words Used by Men and Women to Write About Love

Interesting: “When writing about love, men are more likely to write about sex, and women about marriage. Women write more about feelings, men about actions. Even as gender roles have merged and same-sex romance has become more accepted, men and women still speak different languages when they talk about love.”

No Longer Talking

“Have you noticed that people are no longer talking? Sure, there is plenty of chat in shops and restaurants, but how often do you phone someone? If you’re over 40 you probably haven’t changed your habits, but I suspect that if you are under 40 there has been a change.”

The Church Cratered

This was rather predictable: “the Nashville “Megachurch” that embraced gay marriage two years ago has cratered.”

Flashback: Keep a Close Watch on Yourself!

We keep a close watch on our lives by allowing others to keep a close watch on our lives.

Reformation Women

I’m grateful to Reformation Heritage Books for sponsoring the blog this week!

We are more concerned about looking stupid than we are about acting sinfully.

—Edward Welch

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