Morning Mashup 12/08

A mashup of articles for your information, edification, entertainment, and enjoyment.

The 2016 Reading Challenge – Tim Challies offers a challenge for both beginning and obsessed readers. Resolve to read more books than you ever have in 2016.

On Thoughts and Prayers – Andy Crouch offers an intelligent and compelling response to those who are sick and tired of hearing leaders offer their “thoughts and prayers.”

Rare King James Bible Discovered in University Library – A student at Drew University found a hidden gem in his university’s library. Sometimes you go looking for treasure. Other times, treasures find you.

Liberalism’s Gun Problem – Ross Douthat shows why strict gun laws would not make us more like Australia, but more like France.

Is Abortion Murder? – As a student at SBTS, I am scanning classes to take over the Winter term, and I’m not highly considering taking Professor Magnuson’s Ethics class solely because of this article. It is a clear, sound, and respectful interaction with Karen Prior’s recent Christianity Today article on the rhetoric in the abortion debate.

Is Donald Trump Right About Closing the Border to Muslims? – Russell Moore: “The government should not penalize law-abiding people, especially those who are American citizens, for holding their religious convictions.

Reactions to Trump’s Nonsense – GOP candidates and others respond to Trump’s ridiculous statement on refusing Muslims from entering the US.

Pornography and Sex Slavery – Andy Naselli shows the connection between pornography and sex trafficking.

Nike Signs LeBron James to Lifetime Deal – Check out the details of this unprecedented deal as LeBron James becomes the largest single athlete guarantee in the company’s history.

Christ brings contentment which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.

— Jeremiah Burroughs

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