Coram Deo ~

Looking at contemporary culture from a Christian worldview

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This and That
• Three-time Grammy Award winner (and one of my favorite artists) Ashley Cleveland, returns to the Jesus House in downtown Bloomington, Monday November 11 for a 7:00 pm concert to help celebrate 13 years of faithfulness to the Jesus House.
• Willie, Phil and Si Robertson from Duck Dynasty have already released their books. There is a Duck Commander Devotional written by Alan Robertson and Jase Robertson will release his book on May 6. Now the women of Duck Command have announced that they will release The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work on April 1.
• Yet another “Duck Dynasty” book will be coming out next year. Jase Robertson will release “Faith in a Duck Blind” on May 6. Here’s more about the upcoming book:
• Central Illinois native and Tampa Bay Rays All-Star Ben Zobrist will release his first book Double Play on April 1. The book will be written with his wife Julianna and Mike Yorkey, and will talk about the importance of his faith, life, and athletic career.
• U2 will release “Ordinary Love”, a new song written for the upcoming movie Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, in a 10-inch vinyl pressing to mark Record Store Day on November 29th. The band wrote the new song at the invitation of movie producer Harvey Weinstein and the b-side of the Record Store Day release will feature a second track, “Breathe” (Mandela Version).For more information, go to
Be sure to look at the Biblical Imagination tab on the blog to get information on the Michael Card Conference and Concert. Tickets are already on sale!

There’s also a review of the movie ‘Ender’s Game’ as well as new Book Reviews:
• The Great Enemy by Tim Keller
• Gospel Transformation Bible
• Judges for You by Tim Keller
• The Promises of God by R.C. Sproul

Go to the online version of Coram Deo, The Magazine: You’ll find more ‘This and That’, Upcoming Events, Conferences, Concerts and Music Releases, articles from Pastor Bob Smart, Art Moser and Dave Loomis, and always some good humor and cartoons. You can also find ~
Book Reviews:
• Renewing the Evangelical Mission with Richard Lints, Editor
• To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain by Matt Chandler with Jared C. Wilson
• Playing with Purpose: Baseball: Inside the Lives and Faith of Major League Stars by Mike Yorkey

Movie Reviews:
• Escape Plan, rated R
• Enough Said, rated PG-13

and a Music Review of ‘New’ by Paul McCartney (Deluxe Edition).

Happy Reading!

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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