A La Carte (11/29)
Critical Appreciation - When I grow up, I want to be able to write like Carl Trueman. “The death of John Stott has led to a veritable flood of accolades and uncritical adulation over the last few months. A recent example was the memorial service for him at Wheaton College which raised a number of questions in my mind. One was the issue of what Stott himself would have thought of it.”
Child or Fetus? - This was very interesting to read. A father speaks about the language used to describe his unborn child when he was healthy and then when he was thought to be ill.
Alcohol vs Narcotics - David does a nice job of answering one of the comments that arose yesterday after I wrote about alcohol: What’s the difference between alcohol and narcotics?
Living in the Next Story - It has been a while since I linked to a review of The Next Story. This one was really encouraging!
McDonald’s - A while back I posted a link to that map of every McDonald’s restaurant in the US of A. This site has a video showing a person trying to find the spot (the exact spot!) that is farthest from any McDonald’s in the whole country.
Out of Darkness - Z linked to a powerful article from the New York Times. “Two years ago, when Giulia and I were 27 and in our third year of marriage, she suffered a psychotic break. She had no history of mental illness preceding the abrupt arrival of delusions and paranoia. It was a bewildering decline that snowballed from typical work stress to mild depression to sleeplessness to voices speaking to her in the night...”
Nearer My God to Thee - Another video, similar to the one I posted yesterday.
It is not your hold of Christ that saves, but his hold of you! —C.H. Spurgeon