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Galatians for You on sale at Westminster Books

Westminster Bookstore has a great deal on Tim Keller’s newest book, Galatians for You. They’re offering a single copy for $11. If you’re ordering five or more copies, each copy is $10.

However, if you’d like to pay nothing for the book, head over to Steve McCoy’s blog and enter his giveaway!

Without Love, I’m Nothing More Than An Amplifier Turned Up To 11

Stephen Altrogge:

I’ve always liked Anberlin because of their ability to combine shimmering vocals and fantastic guitar licks into a heavy rock song. They are a  talented, tight, engaging band, and when you listen to their albums the talent shines through. Even though I’m not a huge metal fan, I’m big on melodies and musically interesting songs, which is why I enjoy listening to Anberlin.

But the concert was awful. Absolutely awful. Apparently the sound man for the night lived by the motto, “Louder is better, a heart attack is best.”

Views on the end times (infographic)

Josh Byers has put together a great infographic on different views of the end times:

Josh has made the graphic available for free in two sizes:

Letter Size | Poster Size

High Resolution PDFs and source files are available for purchase at his digital store.

What is Lent?

Tim Kimberley:

Millions of Christians around the world will spend the next 40 days celebrating a Christian tradition which predates every denomination. The season of Lent refers to a 40 day period leading up to the celebration of Easter. The English word “Lent” is a funny one. If you lived at a time and in a place where Latin was spoken you wouldn’t call this time “Lent,” you would use the more precise word Quadragesima which is a direct translation from the Greek term for “fortieth.” When sermons in the Middle Ages started to be spoken in the language of the people, instead of the elitist Latin (thanks be to Martin Luther and others), the word “Lent” was chosen to speak of this period of 40 days. Technically the word comes from the Germanic root word Lenz which simply means long. The days get longer during the Spring, so it’s no surprise this word in German and Dutch is used for the word “Spring.” Since springtime is the time we celebrate Easter, the word “Lent” was adopted to speak of this time of new life during Spring. Who knew?

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