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A La Carte (8/26)

Wikipedia To Make Changes
I find this very interesting (and a good lesson on human nature). “Wikipedia, one of the 10 most popular sites on the Web, was founded about eight years ago as a long-shot experiment to create a free encyclopedia from the contributions of volunteers, all with the power to edit, and presumably improve, the content. Now, as the English-language version of Wikipedia has just surpassed three million articles, that freewheeling ethos is about to be curbed.” It seems that even Wikipedia cannot overcome human nature.
BibleWorks, Logos, Accordance
Keith Mathison has reviewed all three of these packages and he offers up a comparison of them along with recommendations of which is best.
Clothing Tips for Ministers
I somehow stumbled across this article by Don Whitney and quite enjoyed reading his tips on how a minister should go about building up a wardrobe.
Family Worship Guide
This site, set to officially launch in just a couple of days, looks like it will be a very good resource for any families seeking to begin or to improve their times of family worship.
Of First Importance
Greg Gilbert has a must-read article at the 9Marks blog in which he articulates some things about a whole strain of contemporary Christian thinking. “Time after time, in book after book coming off of Christian presses, the highest excitement and joy is being ignited by something other than the sin-bearing work of Christ on the cross, and the most fervent appeals are for people to join God in doing this or that, rather than to repent and believe.”