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A La Carte (11/23)
November 23, 2011
I apologize for the extensive downtime yesterday. It turns out that one user somewhere in the world was working overtime at trying to bring my site down. Eventually the site administrators figured it out and blocked him. It seems now that all is well. Hopefully it will remain that way.
Bibles on Sale - Westminster Books has all of their ESV Bibles on sale over the holiday weekend. There are lots of great prices to take advantage of!
New Translations - Speaking of the Bible, Andy Naselli has information about a couple of new translations (probably not ones you’d want to use as your primary Bible).
Innocent Couples - A funny video. I probably would have walked out.
Megachurch Bubble - “Most megachurches — which earn that label around the 2,000-attendance level — are led by baby boomer pastors who soon will hit retirement age and without suitable replacements in the pipeline. And some fear the big-box worship centers with lots of individual programs no longer appeal to younger generations.”
Legalizing Group Marriage - You know this battle is coming up very soon. “Three different strands are coming together to legalize group marriage: the far left, the far right, and the new reproductive technology.”
Strachan and Her.menuetics - Denny Burk gives the background to an interesting exchange about biblical femininity (and other associated topics).
You don’t need to work to make Christianity controversial. Just read sentences from the Bible. —John Piper