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Weekend A La Carte (October 28)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a few titles, but at least a couple of them are noteworthy.

Westminster Books has a sale on the new ESV Illuminated Bible. Also check out their deals on Advent devotionals.

Looking for new music? Check out “High Enough” by The Gray Havens and Light up the Stairs by The Welcome Wagon.

You Can Loosen Your Grip on the Future

“A group of women recently gathered in my living room for a Bible study on the Lord’s Prayer. The words ‘Your will be done’ sat on our tongues like cough syrup that wouldn’t budge (Matthew 6:10). We had numerous objections. “

Breath of the Dolomites (Video)

The beauty of God’s creation continues to astound.

Are Pro-Lifers Being Inconsistent if They Save the Mother’s Life Rather than the Baby’s?

“What response should one give to pro-choice advocates who claim pro-lifers don’t really believe the unborn has equal value to the born because we’re willing to sacrifice the unborn if the mother’s life is in danger?”

Frank Stephens’ Opening Statement on Down Syndrome (Video)

Frank Stephens, who has Down Syndrome, testifies on Capitol Hill about his life experience and the importance of scientific research in the area.

Shake It Off? Secular Songs on Sunday Morning

“In many modern churches, it has become common practice to feature a secular song at the beginning or end of a worship service. Pop music — including Taylor Swift, U2, Coldplay, and countless others — now functions as an outreach tool in Sunday morning gatherings.”

The Oldest Treasures From 12 Great Libraries

When you start to think about the oldest books that a library might hold, there are any number of rabbit holes you can fall down. What’s the oldest book in any particular city? What’s the oldest book in the world? Well, what do you mean by ‘book’? The oldest written text? The oldest manuscript? The oldest printed material? The oldest bound book?Librarians take these kinds of questions very seriously, so when Atlas Obscuracontacted some of our favorite libraries to ask about the oldest books in their collections, we were treated to a wealth of information about the treasures they hold.”

The Crapshoot of Baseball’s Playoffs

For those baseball fans out there, this is an interesting look at why managers are being fired.

Flashback: Keep On Learning To Dance

If you are married, you need to learn the dance, the rhythms, patterns, habits, and actions that promote the deepest intimacy, the healthiest sexuality. But also be aware that the music has a way of changing at the whim, or perhaps better said, the design of the band leader. And when the music changes, be ready, be willing, be eager to learn the new dance.

4 Ways We Get the Reformation Completely Wrong

Thanks to The Good Book Company for sponsoring the blog this week with “4 Ways We Get the Reformation Completely Wrong.”

Any gospel which says only what you must do and never announces what Christ has done has no gospel at all.

—Kevin DeYoung

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