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A La Carte (2/29)

The Best Thing - What’s the best thing you can do for your pastor? “Compliment him on his outstanding, almost Charles Spurgeon-like sermon? Give money to the church? Give your time and skills to the church? Not heckle him? Admire him for his manly beard? While those are all wonderful things, they are not the best thing that you can do for you pastor.”

The Joy of Calvinism - Westminster Books is offering a one-week sale on the new book The Joy of Calvinism. There are a few other good deals there as well.

Translating Son of God - John Piper looks at some forty-year-old wisdom on how to translate “the Son of God,” a raging debate in the Muslim world.

Luther Insulter - Click the link and Martin Luther will insult you. You know you want to…

The Relief of No Career - “I have never had a ‘career.’ When my kids’ friends were asked what I ‘did,’ my kids would say, ‘She’s my mother.’ Unlike most women, I don’t have an identity to add to the designation of mother, Christian woman, or wife.”

An Ancient Tomb - “In an ancient tomb located below a modern condominium building in Jerusalem, archaeologists have found ossuaries — bone boxes for the dead — bearing engravings that could represent the earliest archaeological evidence of Christians ever found.”

All He Does Is Lin - Here’s a fun take on the Lin phenomenon.

Be careful how you spend your time: Spend your time in nothing which you know must be repented of. —Richard Baxter