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A La Carte (8/5)

Alcorn’s Rescue Story
Randy Alcorn shares a story (complete with video) that happened exactly twenty years ago. “Well into the flight we were cruising over a beautiful waterfall at three thousand feet, when suddenly the engine lost power. Smoke billowed, oil splashed on the windshield. Seeing that there was no oil pressure, Barry had to shut off the engine, which looked like it was about to burn. Suddenly we were descending rapidly in a rough mountain pass where there was no place to land. It looked like we wouldn’t make it.”
Carson on Inerrancy
D.A. Carson explains what inerrancy is and whether or not it is an essential Christian belief.
Calvin on Discernment
Monergism shares some wise words from Calvin on discernment, showing that discernment is wholly lost until we are regenerated.
Kindle and the Future of Reading
The New Yorker writes about Amazon’s Kindle. This is a favorite line from the article: “Here’s what you buy when you buy a Kindle book. You buy the right to display a grouping of words in front of your eyes for your private use with the aid of an electronic display device approved by Amazon.”