Kindle deals for Christian readers
- Old Testament Survey by Eric Mitchell & Archie England—$2.99
- Recovering the Real Lost Gospel by Darrell Bock—$2.99
- James (from B&H’s Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament series) by Chris Vlachos—$2.99
- 1 Peter (from B&H’s Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament series) by Greg Forbes—99¢
- Raising Cain by Wayne Harvey—99¢
- Women’s Evangelical Commentary: Old Testament by Dorothy Kelley Patterson—99¢
- HCSB Harmony of the Gospels—$2.99
- Holman Concise Bible Dictionary—$2.99
- So That’s in the Bible? by John Perry—$2.99
Westminster Bookstore’s got a really great sale going on for Rosaria Butterfield’s latest book, Openness Unhindered ($11 each, $10 each if you’re buying five or more copies). There are also a number of other books on sale including What Does The Bible Really Say About Homosexuality? and The Accidental Feminist.
Justin and Lindsey Holcomb’s new book for kids,God Made All of Me, is coming out very soon and have put together a great set of bonus resources if you pre-order between August 7 and September 7. Just order God Made All of Me from Amazon or any other online retailer, submit your proof of purchase and you’re set.
So let’s be clear about what’s really going on here. It is not the pro-life movement that’s forced Planned Parenthood to unite actual family planning and mass feticide under one institutional umbrella. It is not the Catholic Church or the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles or the Southern Baptist Convention or the Republican Party that have bundled pap smears and pregnancy tests and HPV vaccines with the kind of grisly business being conducted on those videos. This is Planned Parenthood’s choice; it is liberalism’s choice; it is the respectable center-left of Dana Milbank and Ruth Marcus and Will Saletan that’s telling pro-life and pro-choice Americans alike that contraceptive access and fetal dismemberment are just a package deal, that if you want to fund an institution that makes contraception widely available then you just have to live with those “it’s another boy!” fetal corpses in said institution’s freezer, that’s just the price of women’s health care and contraceptive access, and who are you to complain about paying it, since after all the abortion arm of Planned Parenthood is actually pretty profitable and doesn’t need your tax dollars?
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This is pretty rad:
To achieve that goal, Nathanson would later admit, they “pursued dubious and in some cases straightforwardly dishonest strategies,” noted Robert George. They promoted the idea that abortion was about medicine, not morality; lied about the number of illegal abortions performed annually and about the number of women who died from them; suggested that opposing abortion was a “religious dogma” imposed by a Catholic hierarchy; and argued that abortion was an effective means to fight poverty.
Many pro-choice people in our country are uncomfortable with the idea of abortion, but don’t want to see it outlawed. They can see a doctor talking callously about the unborn and they think, “How insensitive!” They see another video or two, with the haggling over fetal body parts being severed for sale, and think, “Well, this is disturbing, but they haven’t broken laws, have they? Isn’t this ultimately for a good cause?”
Kevin DeYoung offers some thoughts on the problem of people not singing in church. While I might not agree with everything said here, DeYoung offers some real food for thought.