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A La Carte (10/29)

I have nothing (absolutely nothing!) to say today. So let’s get straight to the links.

Underrepresented at Capetown - I missed this article when it was posted last week. Andy Crouch reports on the conspicuous absence of megachurch pastors at the Lausanne Congress. “For megapastors, platform time is the price of participation. Entrepreneurial pastors live to speak. Or perhaps more accurately and fairly, they live to influence, and they exercise much of their public influence by speaking. If they are not given a speaking slot, they are likely to conclude that their time can be better spent elsewhere.” Ouch.

Reformation Study Bible - Ligonier Ministries will send you the Reformation Study Bible for a donation of any amount. The site seems to be having a little site issue at the moment, but I’m sure they’ll resolve it soon.

Sin Neutralizers - “Sin demands a response. And it will get one. The question is not, “Will I respond to sin?” You will. I will. The real question is, “How will I respond to sin?” Sin, like gravity, is one of those unalterable laws: it happens and, therefore, I must interact with it. It is not that we are helpless, or that we are victims to sin, at least not for the Christian.”

Who Needs Porn When You’ve Got MTV? - I appreciated this article, published on an Aussie web site. He talks about the sexualization of our culture as seen through the lens of MTV. (Note: there is a semi-explicit photo accompanying the article)

Easy Bible Verses for Kids - Here are a few simple Bible verses ideal for memorizing with your children.

Vote for Mark - Seminary student Mark Lamprecht (who is often seen around these parts) needs help winning a scholarship. Take 2 seconds to vote for Mark!

When I consider my crosses, tribulations and temptations, I shame myself almost to death thinking of what they are in comparison to the sufferings of my blessed Savior, Jesus Christ. —Martin Luther