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Weekend A La Carte (September 1)


This is one of the best days in recent memories for Kindle deals, so be sure to visit the deals page.

This month’s free book from Christian Audio is a bit of an unusual one, but even if it’s not of interest, some of the ones that are on sale may have more appeal.

Logos users will want to look at the free book of the month as it’s a good one.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Rugged Beauty of Switzerland)

Promoting Plagiarism in Ministry

“I said earlier that our senior minister is a bit of an idiot. And it’s true—I am. Which is why I’m so thankful to have so many brothers and sisters around who are endeavouring to proclaim Christ and see people come to him. I particularly like the fact that they have been working hard to think through the how of making fruitful evangelism happen—as a minister, as a leader, as a church, as a community and as an individual. And I love that they have been generous enough to share their wisdom with me at conferences, in conversations and in courses.”

How Facebook Has Flattened Human Communication

This one takes some time to read through, but is interesting and a bit alarming.

What Does a Nuclear Bomb Explosion Feel Like? (Video)

“The existential threat of nuclear war is no longer a Cold War memory. With nine countries armed with around 15,000 atomic bombs up to 53 times stronger than those dropped in the Second World War, the stakes are arguably higher.” This video has interviews with British men who experienced nuclear explosions.

If Pope Francis Resigns Over the Sex Abuse Scandal, the Catholic Church Could Fall Apart

What is happening within the RCC could be devastating to the church. “Medieval analogies notwithstanding, there is no precedent for the escalating chaos in the Catholic Church. And the individual chiefly responsible for that – whatever his degree of culpability in the case of McCarrick, and bearing in mind the failings of previous popes – is Francis.”

Baseball Positions Are Starting To Lose Their Meaning

“In other major sports, positional labels have become less and less important, so why not baseball? In the NBA, centers and power forwards now routinely shoot threes, in part to increase their offensive efficiency. Defensive versatility, the ability to switch, is more and more valued. In the NFL, teams like the Patriots have valued positional versatility. And position labels are increasingly becoming irrelevant in professional baseball.”

Pursuing Godly Progress

“Embrace the language, desire, and intentionality of Scripture and pursue godliness with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.” We must live with the purposeful pursuit of godliness!

Should a Christian Date or Marry a Non-Christian? (Video)

Should a Christian date or marry a Non-Christian? Dr. Jeremy Pierre answers in Honest Answers.

Flashback: God, You’ve Got the Wrong Guy

Moses wanted to serve God out of his strength, but God wanted Moses to serve out of his weakness.

It’s almost impossible to overstate the positive impact we can have on others if we come to church looking for ways to be an encouragement.

—Sam Allberry

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