A La Carte (12/17)

I’ve got nothing to say today, so we’ll just get straight to those links…

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$5 Friday – Ligonier is having their weekly $5 Friday event today, and R.C. Sproul’s commentary on John is one of the items that you can buy, today only, for just $5.

The Christmas Tree Industry – Just in case you’ve ever wondered what the industry is all about.

Put the Seat Down – Over at Discerning Reader, Mark Tubbs offers a recommendation for a good book: “Almost everything you wish you had known about serving your wife as a biblical man before you got married, in less than 125 pages.”

Facebook Photos – A couple of days ago Steve Cornell offered up social media suggestions for pastors. Today he follows up with an interesting post dealing with Facebook photos.

Rallying to restore God – It was interesting to see Nancy Pearcey’s name appear in the Economist as “America’s pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual.”

Bob Feller – I enjoyed reading this article on the life of baseball great Bob Feller.

2010 in Photos – Boston.com wraps up their look at 2010 through photos.

People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated. –D.A. Carson