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Looking at contemporary culture from a Christian worldview

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Free Audiobook!
This month’s free audiobook of the month from Christian Audio ( is John Stott’s classic Basic Christianity. Just go to:


More free stuff, Beav! (Remember Theodore Cleaver from ‘Leave it to Beaver’? I loved Eddie Haskell)

Free Music!
Jars of Clay, one of my favorite bands for a long time is offering Eastside Manor Sessions, featuring five songs free, including the new “After the Fight” from their forthcoming Inland album at If you would like to leave a tip, a $6 tip is suggested. The other songs included are:
• Age of Immature Mistakes (live)
• Loneliness and Alcohol (live)
• Fall Asleep (live)
• Dead Man (Carry Me) (live)
Inland will be released August 27 and can be pre-ordered at
Have a Kindle or a Nook and a spare $1.99? Check out the review of one of Tim Keller’s e-books ~ ‘Grieving Sisters’. If you want to purchase it yourself, go to

New under ‘Book Reviews’ ~

• Enemies of the Heart: Breaking Free from the Four Emotions that Control You by Andy Stanley

• Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
Looking for an outstanding movie this weekend?
Look past Denzel and his new tawdry film ‘2 Guns’, sail right by ‘The Heat’ and ‘RIPD’….and go see ‘Fruitvale Station’! You can read about it under ‘Movie and DVD Reviews’.

OK, that’s enough entertainment options to keep you out of trouble this weekend. Or here’s a novel idea… maybe just go outside and enjoy this beautiful August day – take a walk, play golf, frisbee golf. Individual expression!

Author: Bill Pence

I’m Bill Pence – married to my best friend Tammy, a graduate of Covenant Seminary, St. Louis Cardinals fan, formerly a manager at a Fortune 50 organization, and in leadership at my local church. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people develop, and to use their strengths to their fullest potential. I am an INTJ on Myers-Briggs, 3 on the Enneagram, my top five Strengthsfinder themes are: Belief, Responsibility, Learner, Harmony, and Achiever, and my two StandOut strength roles are Creator and Equalizer. My favorite book is the Bible, with Romans my favorite book of the Bible, and Colossians 3:23 and 2 Corinthians 5:21 being my favorite verses. Some of my other favorite books are The Holiness of God and Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul, and Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. I enjoy music in a variety of genres, including modern hymns, Christian hip-hop and classic rock. My book Called to Lead: Living and Leading for Jesus in the Workplace and Tammy’s book Study, Savor and Share Scripture: Becoming What We Behold are available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.

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