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Links to begin the week

Links to previous posts on my blog

Three characteristics of prayer

The 120 in the Upper Room at Pentecost… hard to believe

Links to things I’ve read recently

You should not assume that I agree with everything said in these articles but I did find them thought provoking.

Douglas Groothuis. Bedeviled by My Wife’s Dementia: My expertise in philosophy did not give me the answers I needed

Phillip Holmes. Justice Without Facts Is No Justice at All

Justin Taylor. The Christian Century No One Predicted

Philip Jenkins. Dead temples vs. living churches: ISIS is obliterating Christian communities — why aren’t we paying attention? We mourn destruction of artifacts, but the living churches being destroyed are the heart and soul of Christianity

What Pope Francis Told the Central African Republic’s Evangelical Seminary

Peggy Noonan. The First Amendment Needs Your Prayers

Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra. The World’s Most Popular Bible Verses, According to 200 Million YouVersion Users. Every second, 112 people open the Bible app. Here’s what they’re looking at.

Craig Keener. My Real Life Hosea Story. Even when my wife was unfaithful, I continued to experience the faithful love of God.

Links to books I’ve started in the last week.

I usually have about 15 books going at once. These are ones that I have started in the last week. I often reread books that I find enlightening. I obviously don’t agree with every statement in these books. Often, I find books written by those without any Christian faith to be very stimulating as they are addressing issues that are faced by all people.

A. G. Sertillanges. The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, and Methods

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