Morning Mashup 06/07

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


KINDLE DEALS

What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Quran

Should I Attend a Homosexual Wedding if the Service is Completely Secular? | Kevin DeYoung

In short, as personally painful as it may be, and as much as the world will call us names and castigate our motives, those who believe marriage is between a man and a woman should not attend a ceremony that purports to be the marrying of a man and a man or a woman and a woman, even if that ceremony is completely secular in nature.

Dear Hollywood | Ella Frech (11 year-old)

Me Before You comes out tomorrow. I’ve never read the book, but my mom told me about it and I read the reviews online. It’s the story of a guy who gets in an accident, and has a spinal cord injury, and has to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. A guy you think should want to die because he has to live a life that looks like mine? Well, what’s wrong with a life that looks like mine?

Introducing the Evangelical History Blog | Thomas Kidd & Justin Taylor

What do we mean by “evangelical history”? Justin and I both have broad interests in the history of evangelical Christianity, and the history of Christianity, so those will be a major focus here. But we’re also interested in a Christian view of all kinds of history: political, military, social, and other topics.

Your Church Needs You to Sing | Stephen Miller

Our God is a wise Father who knows what is best for his children. He has commanded us in his perfect word to gather as the church to sing praises to him not because He needs it, but because we need it.

One Facebook, Two Worlds, Three Problems | Trevin Wax

When we are united by outrage, we look and sound just like the world. So let’s think about the long-term formative effect of our Facebook feeds that reinforce our righteousness, and figure out ways to respond with cheerful confidence in God’s good purposes for the world.

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Morning Mashup 04/25

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


BOOK DEALS

Show Them Jesus by Jack Klumpenhower ($1.99)

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Not to Self by Joe Thorn ($2.99)

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Jesus or Nothing by Dan DeWitt ($3.99)

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Truth Matters by Andreas Kostenberger, Darrell Bock, and Josh Chatraw ($3.82)

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ARTICLES

The Jewish Intellectual Who Predicted America’s Social Collapse – Bruce Ashford: “As Rieff saw it, human civilizations have always understood social order to be underlain by sacred order. The latter always and necessarily funds the former by providing a world of meaning and a code of permissions and prohibitions.”

The Uncomfortable Truth About Babylon Bee – Great look at the origins of Babylon Bee.

How to Get Free From Procrastination – Joshua Rogers: “Rather than minimize procrastination, we can recognize that it is rooted in spiritually destructive forces like fear and a lack of self-control.”

I.O.U – Why does Paul feel indebted to the Romans?

Beautifully True – John Piper discusses the beautiful nature of Scripture in this creative video.

How Facebook Plans to Take Over the World – “Facebook is booming; publishers, businesses and brands are clinging on for the ride.”

A Ray of Gospel Hope in Northern Iraq – A beautiful story of radical gospel love.

The Smug Style in American Liberalism – Intriguing read.

Remembering Prince – Mike Cosper: “Prince took the raw material of the created world around him and made it into something new, and when he sent that new thing back into the world, it made us smile, made us want to fall in love, made us want to dance.”

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HT: Kevin DeYoung

Morning Mashup 08/03

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Mourning Mark Zuckerberg’s Miscarriages – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife recently revealed they are expecting a baby girl. In the process he confessed they have experienced three miscarriages and calls for more openness and discussion about this heartbreaking reality for so many couples. Karen Swallow Prior writes a very important article examining the Zuckerbergs’ confession in light of the Planned Parenthood videos.

The Briefing is Back! – After a month off, Al Mohler is back with The Briefing. Needless to say, I’m thrilled. If you’ve never engaged with Mohler’s worldview analysis on his podcast, you simply must!

When to Stop Having Children – One of my favorite authors and speakers on everything family, counseling, and children’s ministry, Deepak Reju offers fifteen “wisdom principles” to help guide parents on when the time is right to stop having children.

World’s First Double Hand Transplant – An 8-year-old boy in Philadelphia received the world’s first double hand transplant. Check out his story.

How to Raise Boys Who Read – I was not raised to read. But I don’t want that to be true of my son. I could not agree with this sentiment more: “The secret to raising boys who read, I submit, is pretty simple—keep electronic media, especially video games and recreational Internet, under control (that is to say, almost completely absent). Then fill your shelves with good books.”

Pray for Your Children – Great article at Desiring God on the “priesthood of parents.” The author writes, “God has placed us in the lives of our children so that we will intercede for them.”

Is Planned Parenthood Selling Fully Intact Babies Born Alive and Left to Die? – Though Planned Parenthood is desperately trying to play the victim, it seems their debauchery and barbarism won’t allow it.

How to Pass the Baton from Generation to Generation – Joe Rigney offers some important reflections for the young, restless, and Reformed as the group grows less and less young.

Why Congress Won’t Defund Planned Parenthood – Issues are raised and questions are asked, but in the end it doesn’t seem like Republicans and others in Congress who are pro-life will get it done. At least not now.

Your religion is what you do with your solitude. –William Temple