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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 for more than 40 years and a St. Louis Cardinals fan. Before retiring I served as a manager at a Fortune 50 company; I'm a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary and in leadership at my local church. I enjoy speaking about calling, vocation and work. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people develop to their fullest potential and to utilize their strengths more fully. I am an INTJ on Myers-Briggs, 3 on the Enneagram, my top five Strengthsfinders themes are: Belief, Responsibility, Learner, Harmony and Achiever, and my two StandOut strengths roles are Creator and Equalizer. My favorite book is the Bible, with Romans my favorite book and 2 Corinthians 5:21 my favorite verse. Some of my other favorite books are Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper, The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul, The Prodigal Son (originally titled A Tale of Two Sons) by John MacArthur and Crazy Love by Francis Chan. I enjoy Christian hip-hop/rap music, with Lecrae, Trip Lee and Andy Mineo being some of favorite artists.

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