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Saturday Selections – October 19, 2019

Beauty, Darwin, and design (8 min)

“Charles Darwin once wrote that the sight of a male peacock’s tail made him physically ill.” Why did its beauty make Evolution’s father ill? “Because he knew that the gratuitous beauty so prevalent throughout the living world points unmistakably to intelligent design, foresight, and plan.” Be sure to check this stunning video out!

How to overcome our digital addiction

This secular piece doesn’t mention the need for repentance or prayer. But it is quite the eye-opener, and for a Christian committed to change, the strategies offered could be helpful.

Free Tim Keller commentary on Judges

This freebie is being passed along sight unseen and with this notable caution: Keller doesn’t hold to a six-day creation, so you wouldn’t want to turn to him for a commentary on Genesis. But he also tends to treat the rest of the Bible with the respect it deserves so this could be fantastic. You do have to give your email address to access the free e-book, but they won’t spam you.

Strategies for fighting depression well

A good read for those who suffer with depression, as well as for all who want to be a help for them.

How to homeschool…for those of us who will never homeschool

Not all Christians are homeschoolers, but all Christian homes should be schools. Here’s how to create teaching opportunities with your kids.

How the government made us fat

Note a problem in the world and someone’s sure to ask: “What’s the government going to do about it?”

What this overlooks is that the government is neither all-knowing nor all-powerful, and when we expect it to solve all the world’s problems, we are setting it up as a false god. And false gods always disappoint. Also, the government “solves” things on a grand scale – millions are impacted. So when they get it wrong, millions are hurt.  This is another example of how the government did damage when it tried to do something we should never have looked to it to do.


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