Right this moment’s Kindle offers embody a pleasant little listing of titles (although, to be honest, an excellent variety of them appear to go on sale each month or two).
(Yesterday on the weblog: Do We Look after the Sheep or Do We Use the Sheep?)
John Henry Newman has been a lot within the information not too long ago. Right here’s a brief article on his life and affect.
It’s not excellent news for Fb’s cryptocurrency, however it’s additionally not essentially devastating information. “The first to ditch Libra was Paypal, which withdrew on October 4th. Then, over the course of a few hours on October 11th, Visa, Mastercard, Stripe and Mercado Pago all bailed on the project, with eBay tagging along for good measure. That meant every major US payment processor has exited the association.”
“Stick a spade anywhere in the natural world and it comes up teeming with fascination. Did you know, for example, that sequoia bark is inches thick and its sponginess protects the trees from forest fires? That they are the most massive plants, and among the oldest living organisms, on earth? That their seed cones do not drop naturally but depend on gray squirrels to swarm their branches and nibble through the stems?”
Right here’s a have a look at how Eliud Kipchoge grew to become the primary individual ever to run a marathon in beneath two hours.
“We live in the world of viral videos—at least those of us connected to the internet. The latest video becomes the topic of conversation—have you seen the one where…? Together, we spend 3.25 billion hours on YouTube in a month. That’s 399,543 years. Add to that all the YouTube videos embedded on Facebook etc.” Unbelievable! And right here’s how and why it issues.
Justin Taylor has a beautifully-written anecdote from the life and ministry of John Piper.
I’ve some distant recollections of silence. “When I’m in the middle of a busy season of life, I find myself pushing my time with God into smaller and smaller chunks of my day. Other priorities take the place of that time, and before I completely realize what happened I’ve sacrificed the sweet depth of my relationship with God for the temporal busyness of my schedule.”
It’s good to make assumptions if the belief is that an individual’s motives are good; it’s sinful to make assumptions if the belief is that an individual’s motives are unhealthy.
If God is the creator of all issues, and if the Bible has his seal of fact and energy, then the Bible has the correct to interrogate my life and tradition, and never the opposite method round. —Rosaria Butterfield