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Saturday Selections – August 15, 2020

Thomas Sowell on the benefit of the 10th Commandment

While Thomas Sowell doesn’t mention the Bible, the point he makes here is a biblical one. Correcting “income inequality” requires us to do as the 10th Commandment forbids – it makes a virtue out of looking over the back fence and making plans for what our neighbor has. It’s only when we forget about redistributing his wealth that we are free to mind our own business, and use and invest and grow what God has entrusted to us for our own good, and the good of

4 principles for talking to your kids about sex (3-minute read)

Talk positively, talk often, talk freely, and talk soon…

Netherlands contemplating assisted suicide for any over 75 who are “tired of living”

While there probably isn’t enough time to pass the bill before the next election, it is significant that there is now a push for euthanasia of the healthy. And once it is allowable for those over 75 what reason would there be to refuse it to those under 75? What reason is there for any limits once we ignore that life is created by God, and is not ours take?

Morally speaking, not all COVID vaccines will be alike

Some of the perspective offered in the article is specifically Roman Catholic, but the problem it points out – that some vaccines are being developed using cells from aborted children – should concern us all.

3 questions to ask before we fill up the family schedule again

The summer break, along with COVID craziness, have cut into family busyness: we aren’t running from soccer practice to piano recital to playdate pickups like many a family is when the school season is on us. So before all the busyness arrives once again Lauren Miller has 3 questions for us to consider before we add an activity on to our weekly schedule.

Even cell death is amazingly designed! (10-minute read)

Over the course of 7-10 years, every cell in your body gets replaced. That’s amazing, but it also presents a problem: what to do with all the dead cells that are being replaced? Well, it turns out, your body has an amazing recycling system! While this is a somewhat technical read, even just skimming it over will give you a deeper appreciation for God’s brilliance.

Upcoming documentary on the Red Sea crossing

This looks like it will be really interesting. The team behind this film has made three others about Israel’s time in Egypt, and in an interesting wrinkle, a secular expert they consulted in the first film, who thought the Bible a great archeological text, in this film thinks the Red Sea crossing must have happened somewhere shallow because he assumes it must have occurred via natural (even if unusual) circumstances. He rules out miracles because he has ruled out God…even as he knows the Bible to be validated by archeology time and again, and believes, therefore, that Israel’s crossing did happen. But what happens when we go searching where only a miracle could have permitted the crossing? The trailer seems to show there is evidence of chariots on the seafloor.

 


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