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A La Carte (4/26)

Quote Mania - Mark Lauterbach reflects on our love of quotes (and I admit that I’m at fault here). “Cit­ing favorite quo­ta­tions has become epi­demic among blog­gers and face­book­ers and tweet­ers.  Per­haps it is the media that deter­mines the size of the mes­sage, but I have some concerns.”

What Jesus Did for You? - Jay Younts asks a valuable question in this blog article: Do your children know what Jesus did for you?

Chernobyl 25 Year Later - “On April 26, 1986, reactor number four at the Chernobyl nuclear power facility in what is now Ukraine exploded. The largest civil nuclear disaster in history led to mass evacuations, and long-term health, agricultural, and economic distress.” Boston.com has a photo essay.

Rabboni - Carolyn McCulley reflects on the faith of Mary Magdalene. “Mary Magdalene must have been a brave woman to not only have witnessed the pain of Jesus’ crucifixion, but also to have endured both an earthquake (as recorded in Matthew 28:2) and angelic visitation at His grave (as reported by all four gospels). She was also a bold woman, as she did not shrink back from her sovereignly-appointed assignment to be the first witness to the resurrection of her Lord and Savior — even in a culture that considered the testimony of women to be worthless.”

The Water and the Blood - Sojourn’s new album The Water and the Blood releases today. They’ve got all the details at the link.

Lock Your WiFi - Because you don’t want this to happen. “Lying on his family room floor with assault weapons trained on him, shouts of ‘pedophile!’ and ‘pornographer!’ stinging like his fresh cuts and bruises, the Buffalo homeowner didn’t need long to figure out the reason for the early morning wake-up call from a swarm of federal agents.”

Christ Alone - Mike Wittmer has released the first book to critique Love Wins. I received an advance copy a couple of weeks ago and didn’t have opportunity to do much more than skim it. But even a skim showed that it is a good first response.

Every time the gospel is preached it is as if God himself came in person solemnly to summon us. —John Calvin