Declining Interest In History Hits Museums Like Colonial Williamsburg Hard
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“One of the country’s most well-known tributes to the Revolutionary era is on the brink of financial ruin. Mitchell Reiss, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s president and CEO, released an open letter at the end of June revealing that Colonial Williamsburg, which markets itself as “the world’s largest living history museum,” is in dire financial straits. Reiss wrote that in 2016, Colonial Williamsburg lost an average of $148,000 every day. The debt burden of the Foundation stood at a staggering $317 million at the end of last year.”

How To Survive Graduate School
“There are three key practices that will help graduate students survive their programs and end up as healthy as possible on the other end.” See also my resource Get the most out of Seminary

Summer Vacation Is No Sabbath
Oh, yes. Been there. Done that. Have a read and have a laugh. Then learn:

God has granted us popsicles, watermelon, and cabin getaways. Yet when we strive after these blessings without setting our minds and hearts on their Creator, we chase after wind (Eccl. 2:11). Rest derives not from a destination, but from a daily communion with the all-knowing and loving God, who offers us ultimate replenishment through his Son.

How Writing on Transgenderism Changed Me
Interview with Andrew Walker about his new book which is a much more reliable guide to transgender issues than Mark Yarhouse’s.

One More Time on Game of Thrones
Kevin DeYoung once more into the breach.

Only in a hyper-sexual, pornographic-saturated culture like ours could we think that graphic sex scenes are no big deal, or somehow offset by a brilliant screenplay. I cannot imagine how anyone growing closer to the God of the Bible will want to see more sex and nudity, or that anyone has found shows like Game of Thrones to be a serious blessing in seeing and savoring Christ. We become what we behold. So let’s be careful little eyes what we see.

Before the Throne of Social ‘Likes’
“Being faithful in our day means giving up our pursuit of likes and living as the people pursued by Love.”

An Open Letter to Those Nonchalant about Their Sexual Sin
“Sex is like fire. When it blazes in the fireplace, a good fire warms and brightens the room, enhancing joy and companionship. But when fires ignite in the wrong places, the house burns down. Is your sexuality igniting in the wrong places? Are you treating sexual sin casually? How do you know when this has happened? Let me offer a few tests that can rouse your conscience.”

New Books

If you liked Kevin DeYoung’s previous book for kids, you’ll also enjoy his latest, The Biggest Story ABC. Different format, simpler, probably better for younger children.

Kindle Books

Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure by Alastair Begg $1.99.

United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity by Trillia Newbell $1.99. Loved this book and learned a lot from it.

Reading God’s Story: A Chronological Daily Bible by George Guthrie $2.99.