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A La Carte (9/2)

The Gospel at Ground Zero - Here is Russell Moore’s cover story for the September issue of Christianity Today.  As you might expect, it deals with 9/11. Speaking of which, the September issue of Ligonier’s Tabletalk magazine deals with the very same topic.

$5 Fridays - Don’t forget to check in every week with Ligonier’s $5 Fridays. This week they’ve got 2 excellent books that you’ll want to add to your collection.

Destroy a Culture - Joe Carter writes about how to destroy a culture in 5 easy steps.

The Sinful Tragedy of Boredom - Nathan Bingham writes about boredom, saying, “To be bored is to fail to see the many and varied good gifts God has given us, not the least of which is in creation.”

Book Notes - David Mays pretty much boils The Next Story down to its essence in this summary. So if you’ve been wondering what the book is all about, you won’t do a whole lot better than this.

4 Myths about the Crusades - “Many on the cultural Left use the crusades as an argument for secularism, or at least the muffling of (conservative) religious voices in the public square. They strongly imply that America in particular and Western Culture in general are to blame for most of the ills around us. Some even insinuate that we deserve the scorn of Islamic terrorists, though to be clear, the Left believes that the terrorists take their scorn too far in resorting to violence. “

Thomas Brooks, a Brain and Me - This blogger has been reading the works of the Puritan Thomas Brooks. He also read The Next Story and in this blog post he kind of pulls the two together in trying to understand distraction and silence. It’s kind of hard to explain without actually reading it…

While all men seek after happiness, scarcely one in a hundred looks for it from God. —John Calvin