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Top 5 International Stories of the Week

Travis Wussow provides a quick but helpful overview of major international stories of importance from the past week.

Alabama University Gives Men Access to Girls’ Bathrooms to Comply With Obama’s Transgender Rules

“The University of South Alabama said it will start allowing men who identify as female to go into girls’ bathrooms and changing facilities this semester, even though the state’s attorney general is urging schools to ignore the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom directive.”

Bible Study/Preaching/Apologetics

Michael Kruger – An Essential Key to Understanding the Development of the NT Canon

“While there is no quick cure for such misconceptions, there is one essential key that really helps clear away the cobwebs. And that key is understanding the different categories of books in early Christianity.”

W. Edward Glenny – The Septuagint and Biblical Theology

“The LXX should be considered in doing Christian biblical theology. And in that regard, it would be helpful to have some works on the biblical theology of the LXX, primarily on the individual translations, but also on the whole, as far as that is possible.”

Michael Boling – Wise Financial Living: Removing the Heavy Burden of Debt

“We are called by God to be wise stewards of that which He has provided to us. Being frivolous with your money and continuing to live under the burden of what really is a ridiculous amount of debt is not God honoring and thus does not fall under the umbrella of holy and righteous living.”

David Mathis – The Surprising Truth About False Teachers

“The question is not whether you ever hear the voice of false teachers. You do — probably every day. The question is whether you can discern which messages are false.”

Brandon Smith – Did New Testament Writers Understand the Trinity?

“Early Christians took their cues from NT writers, who took their cues from OT writers, to render judgments that seemed foreign terminologically, but were judgments strung through the entirety of biblical revelation.”

Origins/Science:

David Menton – The Seeing Eye

An excellent article by Dr. David Menton on the wondrous parts and functions of the human eye.

Chad Arment – Fossil snakes and the Flood boundary in North America

“Biostratigraphy could be used in conjunction with hybridization data to more firmly pinpoint certain fossil beds as post-Flood deposits. Snakes can be used to illustrate this proposed method with certain North American fossil beds.”

Bodie Hodge – What Did Noah’s Ark Look Like?

Hint: It did not look like a little boat with a giraffe sticking its head and neck through the chimney.

Oldies but Goodies

Jeremiah Burroughs – The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

A .pdf version of this classic work by Puritan author Jeremiah Burroughs.

Richard Baxter – The Reformed Pastor

A .pdf version of an excellent work by Puritan author Richard Baxter that should be required reading for all pastors.