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A La Carte (10/25)

12 Things - Mark Altrogge challenges us with twelve things to do when we’re criticized. “We will all be criticized at one time or another. Sometimes justly, sometimes unjustly. Sometimes others’ criticism of us is harsh and undeserved. Sometimes we may need it. How do we respond to criticism?”

10 Questions - Trevin Wax says this: “Debate moderators and reporters love to ask pro-life candidates hard questions about abortion. Curiously, they don’t do the same for pro-choice candidates. Here are 10 questions you never hear a pro-choice candidate asked by the media…” They’re great questions.

2 New Albums - Matt Boswell releases a new album today titled Messenger Hymns. Lauren Chandler’s new album is titled The Narrow Place. Both are 6-song EPs and both are selling for $5.94.

1 Apology - Here is the apology that Lance Armstrong will never give. I share this because it displays just how deep-rooted our sin and deception go. Once we begin, it’s hard to stop. Most people think Armstrong just doped, but look how much more he did in order to maintain the illusion that he was clean.

He Leaned on God - Here’s the story of Josh Willingham, a professional athlete who has learned to depend upon the Lord.

The Casual Vacancy - I’ve seen J.K. Rowlings book out and about, but haven’t read any reviews from a Christian perspective until now. Jim Hamilton says, “This is a book that does what Hamlet told the players they should do: hold the mirror up to nature. And nature isn’t pretty.”

Free will carried many a soul to hell, but never a soul to heaven. —C.H. Spurgeon