Combing the Net – 7/3/2012

How Many LEGOs Would It Take to Build the White House? — No, not the scaled down version in the actual LEGO set… we’re talking about the REAL one! This website quickly calculates the number of LEGO bricks it would take to construct full-scale models of any building (exterior only). It’s 158,783,167 for the President’s house… how about yours? (HT: Robert Wardwho is now on Twitter!)

Chesterton on Patriotism, with an Application to U.S. Elections — G.K. Chesterton is one of my favorite thinkers, and even though he was British and writing 100 years ago, his words always seem to be relevant to what’s going on today! Thabiti Anyabwile’s application to current American politics is also excellent.

5 Questions to Ask of a Book — Tim Challies is one of my favorite book reviewers, and has also helped me a great deal in learning how to approach reading. This is a great post for anyone who reads! Of course, to put this formula to the test, you’ll need a good book! Here are a few suggestions:

Cheap eBook Alert! — One of Amazon’s many deals of the month for July is Voddie Baucham’s The Ever-Loving Truth: Can Faith Thrive in a Post-Christian Culture? For the next few weeks, the Kindle version is only $2.99! If you’ve never read Baucham, you’re in for a treat.

Free Audiobook of the Month — The ChristianAudio free book of the month is The Sword, a novel by Brian Litfin. While I can’t vouch for the audio recording, I did enjoy this fantasy tale in its print version (my review). If you like it, you can check out the other two books in the trilogy: The Gift and The Kingdom, which is due to release at the end of this month.

The Slavery of Student Loan Debt — Denny Burk’s brief commentary on the following video:

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