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A La Carte (8/24)

Gospel-Centered Family - Westminster Books has Tim Chester’s Gospel-Centered Family on sale for just $3.99. “Many books aim to raise up competent, balanced parents and well-trained, well-rounded children. But Tim Chester and Ed Moll focus on families growing God-knowing, Christ-confessing, grace-receiving, servant-hearted, mission-minded believers-adults and children together.”

9 Core Principles of Writing - Matt Perman offers up 9 core principles that will be useful to any writer.

Settle Down - John MacArthur has another article for the Young, Restless and Reformed crowd. I suspect that this one will ruffle fewer feathers than the last two.

Earthquake Tweets - Here is a round-up of the top politically-themed earthquake tweets from yesterday. A favorite: “Breaking: Obama administration points out they ‘inherited’ fault lines from previous administrations.”

Reading “Pinocchio” on Paper - Scott Simon, writing for WSJ, tells about the joy of reading a book to his daughters. As in a real, printed-on-paper kind of book.

4-Year Old Preacher - This is awful on so many different levels. “He’s only a pre-schooler, but Kanon Tipton has become a YouTube sensation with his pentecostal preaching. … Damon Tipton, who has been pastor of The Pentecostals of Grenada since 2008, believes it’s a little of both mimicking and a calling.”

Table Manners - Russell Moore’s article on the importance of fencing the Lord’s Table makes for a thought-provoking read.

Worry over poverty is as fatal to spiritual fruitfulness as is gloating over wealth. —A.W. Pink