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Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race. Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us | Benjamin Watson | $7.99
Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian | John Piper | $17.77
Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Bryan Loritts | $13.89
Abortion Returns to the Debate | The Atlantic
Emma Green: The issue finally came up at the vice-presidential debate on Tuesday night, showing why religion and conscience are important in this election.
Dear Engaged Couple | CBMW
Grant Castleberry: Christ went through the worst suffering and heartache that a man could possibly endure for his glorious bride, laying his life down for her. And so we must remember that at the most fundamental level, marriage is not about the fairy tale, but the love of Christ for us.
Matthew Lee Anderson: The nearer the election comes, the sharper the pressure will be upon those who have assumed the #nevertrump mantle to either flip and endorse Trump or offer our vote to Hillary.
Bethany Jenkins: Four weeks shy of turning 40, I’m still single and childless. “Barren”—a description that was laughable to my 28-year-old self—may turn out to be true.
John MacArthur: In spite of the challenges, there is no more-privileged calling than that of being a minister of Jesus Christ. Local church ministry can sometimes be difficult, but the rewards far outweigh the challenges. I can think of at least ten reasons to rejoice in the privilege of serving as a pastor of a local church.
Seven Key Reasons People Choose a Church | Thom Rainer
I am grateful to Pew Research for their massive study on the behavioral patterns of members and guests. In their most recent study, the respondents noted seven key reasons for choosing a church. They were allowed to offer more than one reason. Here are the top seven responses…