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A La Carte (12/26)
December 26, 2011
Thomas Jefferson’s Bible - Smithsonian magazine: “Thanks to an extensive restoration and conservation process, the public can now see how Jefferson cut and pasted his own version of the Scripture.”
TGC Ontario - There is a local Gospel Coalition event coming to Ontario. You’ll find some details at the Facebook page.
When I Don’t Desire God - You can get the audio book version of John Piper’s When I Don’t Desire God free until the end of the month. Also, you can get the Kindle version of Jerry Bridges’ Holiness Day by Day for free.
Matt Hammitt - Matt Hammitt was the subject of a story in a recent issue of USA Today. “Told that his unborn son had only half a heart and little chance to survive, the lead singer of the Christian rock band Sanctus Real began pouring his fears and doubts into music.”
How Luther Went Viral - This is an interesting look at the viral nature of the Reformation. “Five centuries before Facebook and the Arab spring, social media helped bring about the Reformation.”
The Lord’s Day - Michael Horton writes about the Lord’s Day. “The key to a Christian use of the Lord’s Day is not drawing up a list of what can and cannot be done, but to give the whole day to basking in God’s Word, loading ourselves up with the treasures of Christ. Churches themselves are making this more difficult, as they trim down the public worship to a single service of an hour or so.”
The usual rule is that the more we really know the more conscious we are of the littleness of our knowledge. —C.H. Spurgeon