Weekend A La Carte (September 10)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of minor deals. But I’ve got lots of good links for you to peruse:

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For the Ordinary Women

“It’s getting harder and harder to feel pretty in our world. Pornography has changed our standards. Photoshop has created unattainable idols. And, the ordinary women of the world are left stranded in the wreckage, searching for some way to feel like we measure up. Waiting for some sign that we are worthy to be called pretty, that we are good enough in face and in body to be wanted by anyone.”

New Survey Finds Majority of Protestants Are Not Protestant

It sounds like satire, but it’s not. “A new survey finds that on two key doctrines, the majority of U.S. Protestants hold views that are more in line with the Roman Catholic Church than with the historical position of the Reformation.”

Why North Korea Can’t Build in ICBM (Video)

This video explains why North Korea may actually still be a long way from creating a true ICBM.

What To Do With an Anonymous Letter

Yes, it’s really this simple.

The Decline in Lego

It’s interesting to see even a brand as established (and a toy as universally-loved) as Lego struggling in the digital world.

Where Do New Words Come From? (Video)

“There are over 170,000 words currently in use in the English language. Yet every year, about a thousand new words are added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Where do they come from, and how do they make it into our everyday lives? Marcel Danesi explains how new words enter a language.”

I’d Really Just Like to Be in Control

“Yet we are not God. And despite billions of minds at work and thousands of years of history, we can’t control the hurricane. Despite $1500 a month in medical insurance, we can’t control our health. Despite years of homeschooling or thousands invested in the best schools, we can’t control our children. We keep grasping for control, and God keeps showing us that we’ll never get it.”

Flashback: 5 Things You Must Do To Protect Yourself Online

Recent news stories have once again shown the importance of properly securing accounts, apps and services behind best practices. Here are 5 steps you need to take to protect yourself online.

Thanks to Ligonier Ministries

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There is a sinful silence. When God is dishonored, His truth wounded, and men hold their peace, this silence is a loud sin. —Thomas Watson