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A La Carte (February 4)

Grace and peace to you this morning!

Today’ s Kindle deals are usually highlighted by an excellent guide by Jared Wilson and many titles published by Crossway.

(Yesterday on the blog: Learn the Lesson of Aaron’s Oily Beard)

Is there a Pattern to the Bible’s Miracles?

Here’ s a neat small graphic that displays at what point in redemptive history the Bible’ ersus different miracles occur.

The Fear of “Phobic”

It seems like every year brings a few new “ phobias” that we can be falsely accused of. “ Although a phobia has been historically understood to be a fear of something (e. g., arachnophobia is a fear of spiders), adding the suffix today is intended to signal that you hold a bigoted view on that subject…and that’s bad. You’re supposed to be so afraid of being labeled phobic that you’ll change your placement or, at least, never exhibit it again in public. If you undertake, prepare to be canceled. ”

Economics just for Church Leaders: How Minimum-Wage Laws Affect the Poor

It would be easy to think that an increase in minimum wage is necessarily and automatically going to benefit the poor. However as is so often the case, it’ s not quite so basic, as Joe Carter clarifies here.

We’ve Inherited More, But That Doesn’t Make Us Better

“ Excellent lot. A lot that was provided to me by those who proceeded to go before me. So as I actually look back on them, I actually shouldn’t assume that they were lower people, simply because they had lower than I do. I am not a better man, just because I have much better technology. ”

3 Ethical Issues Within Technology To Watch For Within 2021

And speaking of technology and the undeniable fact that it doesn’ t always make us better, here is a look at three ethical issues related to technology that may reach a head in 2021.

Why You Should By no means ‘ Unsubscribe’ From Illicit Spam Emails and Texts

And adhering once more to the theme associated with technology, here’ s why you should not unsubscribe from those people illicit spam emails and texts you no doubt receive. “ As these spammers great time out millions of texts or emails every day, they are not actually targeting you specifically—in fact, they may not know if your email or phone number is also valid. They are usually looking for indications of an active account, however , being a valid email address or phone number is valuable for conducting further scams. ”

An Introduction To Honour And Shame

This is a brief, helpful summary of honor and shame plus their centrality to many non-Western cultures. “ Those who have grown up in the East know full well what honour plus shame are. They are foundational to most Eastern cultures. In essence, it means that your actions effect your reputation and the trustworthiness of your family. ”

Flashback: The Character of the Alfredia: Sound Judgment

The sober-minded man is certainly clear-headed and watchful, free of excesses and wild variances in thinking and tips. This trait allows your pet to keep alert so he can protect himself and others through any kind of spiritual danger. They are not rash, but innovative.

We cannot imitate a Our god whose features and behavior we have never learned. We should make a study of your pet if we want to become like him. We must seek his encounter. — Jen Wilkin