Morning Mashup 08/18


A daily mashup of Kindle deals, articles, and videos for your information, edification, and enjoyment.


What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care?: Answers to the Big Questions of Life | Ed Welch | $3.99


True Friendship | Vaughan Roberts | $2.99


The Supremacy of God in Preaching | John Piper | $1.99



4 Types of People Leaders Must Not Listen To | Eric Geiger

Wise leaders listen to wise people. Because the people we listen to impact our decisions, our attitudes, and our perceptions, it is critical that we listen to the right people. A leader who listens to the wrong people is just as foolish as a leader who doesn’t listen at all. Here are four types of people leaders must not listen to…

Where Did We Get the Doxology? | James D. Smith III

In countless languages this “Doxology” is treasured. Yet few know the story behind these words, first published in 1709, and fewer still the life of their composer, Anglican Bishop Thomas Ken (1637–1711).

The Power of Looking, From Emmett Till to Philando Castile | Allyson Hobbs

Mamie Till Bradley and Diamond Reynolds both shared their sorrow with the world. They asked onlookers to view the bodies of two black men and see a son, a brother, a boyfriend, a loved one. Looking is hard. It shakes us and haunts us, and it comes with responsibilities and risks. But, by allowing us all to look, Bradley and Reynolds offered us real opportunities for empathy. Bradley’s moral courage galvanized a generation of civil-rights activists. We have yet to see how far Reynolds’s bravery will take us.

On Commentaries and Plagiarism | Sean Winter

Solid reflections on the recent plagiarism accusation against commentator Peter O’Brien.

What the Pro-Choice and Pro-Life Miss About Simone Biles | Aaron Earls

As Simone Biles was clinching yet another gold medal in Rio, people on both sides of the abortion debate were pointing to her achievements and background as a justification for their position. But both miss out on a very important fact: Simone Biles has value not because she is a young woman inspiring the world or because she is a world champion gymnast who was adopted as a child. Simone has value simply because she is Simone.




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