Morning Mashup 07/26

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


KINDLE DEALS

The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 1: Family Letters, 1905-1931 | $1.99

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Life Together (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works) | $3.99

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ARTICLES

Are We Distracting Ourselves to Death? | Karen Swallow Prior

When a reality that exists only inside our head—or our handheld devices—collides with the material, tangible world, we are entering the hyperreal.

Are Christian Colleges Better at Intellectual Diversity? | Thomas Kidd

No educational institution can be purely unbiased, or offer absolute ideological balance in their classes. And like many secular institutions, many Christian colleges need to attend to issues like ethnic diversity on their faculty. But I wonder: in an age where elites say they value diversity more than anything, are Christian schools often the most diverse at the level of ideas?

I Can No Longer Stay Silent | Michael Jordan

As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.

Putin’s Party? | Bill Kristol

Donald J. Trump is the presidential nominee of the Republican party. But that does not absolve every Republican office holder, donor, and activist from the responsibility of satisfying himself that it is right to support that nominee for president. There are, in my judgment, many reasons to doubt this is the case. But one reason in particular hasn’t received sufficient consideration: The fact that Trump and his top campaign aide have many troubling connections with Vladimir Putin’s regime.

Dems Need to Reverse Moral Misstep on Abortion | Russell Moore

As taxpayers, our money goes toward all kinds of things we do not personally support. It is part of living in a pluralistic society. Even so, for 40 years, our government and our people have decided to respect abortion as a unique moral issue. The Democrats should reverse course and remove opposition to Hyde from their platform. Wherever you stand on abortion, forcing people to pay for it can’t be good for Democrats, or for democracy.

In Sickness and Health | Andrew Walker

A beautiful testament to true covenant love in marriage.

VIDEOS

Classic Don Carson

 

Michelle Obama’s Speech at DNC 2016

I disagree with many Democratic policies, but this speech reflects the kind of decency we all should want in American politics

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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.”

VIDEOS

HT: Kevin DeYoung