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A La Carte (November 3)

Today’s Kindle deals include: Passport through Darkness by Kimberley Smith, How to Read the Bible Book by Book by Gordon Fee, Life in the Balance by Joni Eareckson Tada, What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? by D. James Kennedy, and Depression by Ed Welch.

How God Is Moving on Secular Campuses

Owen Strachan brings an encouraging report. ” I have been reminded of late that God is on the move at the American university.”

A Brief History of the Chain Letter

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a real-world chain letter (as opposed to an email version). Here’s an article on their shady history.

Mentoring Others

Jerry O’Neill has a good word about mentoring in the current issue of Tabletalk magazine.

Steve Jobs’s Worst Decision Was Promoting Tim Cook

The title is too provocative, but the article is fascinating.

Did Jan Hus Predict the Reformation?

You’ve probably heard of Jan Hus’s prediction of Luther and the Reformation. Did that really happen? Ryan Reeves answers in this short video.

Can You Solve the River Crossing Riddle?

You’ve heard the river crossing riddle, haven’t you? Here it is in video form with an explanation of how to solve it.

This Day in 1966. 50 years ago today John Lennon boasted that the Beatles was “more popular than Jesus,” sparking a firestorm of controversy. *

How Man Caves Took Over America’s Basements

I despise the term “man cave.” But anyway, here’s an article suggesting where they came from and what they mean.

The Bible Is the Bedrock of Civilized Society

“Have you ever stopped to consider just how much positive effect Bible-believing Christianity has had on societies throughout the world? It is also no coincidence that in prosperous nations such as Great Britain, the United States of America, much of Europe, Canada, South Korea and Australia, a significant proportion of society historically embraced biblical Christianity.”

A Pushy Kind of Prayer?

Jani Ortlund: “You might be surprised to learn that God wants us to be pushy—through our prayers at least. He calls us to be watchmen who do battle through consistent prayer.”

The measure of our love for others can largely be determined by the frequency and earnestness of our prayers for them.

—A.W. Pink

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    The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Bible has life and the Bible brings life because it has been spoken by God. The Bible’s life, its voice, its feet, and hands are the life, voice, feet, and hands of God extended toward his people. For that reason among others it is always worthy of our time, our attention, and our dedication.

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