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A La Carte (10/3)

Collateral Damage - Thabiti Anyabwile has written a very strong article on James MacDonald inviting T.D. Jakes to speak at The Elephant Room. “This isn’t on the scale of Piper inviting Warren.  This is more akin to Augustine inviting Muhammad.  This invitation gives a platform to a heretic.  It’s imprudent and counter-productive–witness already the Trinity-related confusions and obfuscations happening since announcing Jakes’ involvement.” Carl Trueman also writes more about the controversy.

Desktop Wallpapers - In case you missed it on the weekend, here is this month’s roundup of free desktop wallpaper calendars.

Think - John Piper’s book Think is this month’s free audio book from ChristianAudio.

The Home Advantage - An infographic about homeschooling.

You Love Your iPhone - “With Apple widely expected to release its iPhone 5 on Tuesday, Apple addicts across the world are getting ready for their latest fix. But should we really characterize the intense consumer devotion to the iPhone as an addiction? A recent experiment that I carried out using neuroimaging technology suggests that drug-related terms like ‘addiction’ and ‘fix’ aren’t as scientifically accurate as a word we use to describe our most cherished personal relationships. That word is ‘love.’”

Dividing the Load - Brian Croft writes about dividing the ministry load between paid and unpaid elders. Practical advice for ministry leaders.

Tearjerker Alert - Sloan Churman, 29, was born deaf and had never heard the sound of her own voice—until last week.

Let God have your life; he can do more with it than you can. —D.L. Moody