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Come to the Well: 50 Meditations to Fuel Your Joy in God | Mathew Gilbert | $14.82
Exalting Jesus in Ezekiel (Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary) | Landon Dowden | $10.99
Kevin DeYoung: I’ve been the pastor at my church since the summer of 2004. That means this is the fourth presidential election we have been through together. In each of the previous three, there have been moments—small, isolated moments—of conflict surrounding the election. Things have been stirred up by email chains, social media fodder, and sometimes by things I have said. I hope these brief reflections will not be in the category of “stirring up,” but rather might provide some clarity about what Christians should agree on and what we may not have to agree on.
So Why Not Hillary? | Snakes and Ladders
Alan Jacobs: In short, I believe Hillary Clinton is a terrible candidate whose Presidency would — at this point I should probably say will — be very bad for this country, and if the Republicans had nominated a sane person I would very likely be voting for their Presidential candidate this year for the first time in a long time.
Parents, Let Your ‘No’ Be ‘No’ | Desiring God
Sam Crabtree: Consequences ensue when a parent says, “No, you may not . . . ” but the child delays, or fusses, or whines, or simply disobeys, and the parents bow to it. Understanding yes and no are profound prerequisites for experiencing and appreciating mercy and grace, and there’s nothing we want more for our children.
Thy Works, Not Mine, O Christ | Doxology & Theology
Adam Wright: The Corner Room’s latest project, What Great Mystery, is a collection of five hymns that explores the mercy of God for sinners. One of these is a retuning of Horatius Bonar’s hymn, “Thy Works, Not Mine, O Christ.”
How Evan McMullin Could Win Utah and the Presidency | FiveThirtyEight
Benjamin Morris: It would take a fascinating scenario — in which much of the technical detail of how we select presidents comes into play — for McMullin to be sworn in as the 45th president, but the chances of its happening are slim, not none.
Andrew Walker: Christians desire to worship God. Christians desire to bring their worship into every corner of their lives. And Christians give God the highest place of authority. These basic truths form the backbone of why religious liberty ought to matter to Christians.
Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature | NY Times
Mr. Dylan, the poet laureate of the rock era, has been rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature, an honor that elevates him into the company of T. S. Eliot, Gabriel García Márquez, Toni Morrison and Samuel Beckett.
Out of Bounds: The Incompatibility of Transgenderism and Sports | Canon & Culture
Casey Hough: When the transgender movement attempts to commandeer athletics as a mechanism of public persuasion, the narrative of the individual athlete’s self-identification necessarily dies. Sports are not about self-expression, but instead, communal, competitive activity governed by predetermined, objective rules.