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Worth a Look 2.11.13

Kindle Deal of the Day: What Did You Expect? by Paul David Tripp. $3.74.

Marriage, according to Scripture, will always involve two flawed people living with each other in a fallen world. Yet, in pastor Paul Tripp’s professional experience, the majority of couples enter marriage with unrealistic expectations, leaving them unprepared for the day-to-day realities of married life.

How Do Groups Fit into the Overall Strategy of Your Church?

Church leaders must know how their groups (classes, Bible fellowships, etc.) fit into their overall discipleship strategy/process, and many don’t. They simply have groups.

Capon - Preachers Should Be Like Naughty Kids:

They ought to be naughty enough to tiptoe up on dozing congregations, steal their bottles of religion pills…and flush them all down the drain.

How Was Les Miserables received during the Civil War?

If Northern writers had reservations about “Les Miserables,” Southern critics embraced the novel, despite Hugo’s abolitionist sympathies. In July 1863, The Southern Literary Messenger admitted that “[f]or M. Hugo the abolitionist, we entertain a sincere pity.” But the reviewer called the novel the “greatest and most elaborate work of Victor Hugo’s fruitful genius.” “To us,” he said, “it is a Bible in the fictitious literature of the nineteenth century.”

Don’t Call That Storm “Nemo”? Twitter Begs to Differ:

You might not know it from all the Twitter chatter, but the blizzard that’s currently pummeling the East Coast is not called “Nemo” — at least not officially.

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