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A La Carte (9/30)
September 30, 2011
A Night of Twists and Collapses - “In a spellbinding frenzy of baseball at its unpredictable, unforgiving best, a labyrinth of twists took place across 4 hours 55 minutes at ballparks in Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Houston. Only one game was tidy — the St. Louis Cardinals’ 8-0 victory over the Houston Astros. In each of the other games, a team lost the lead with two outs in the ninth inning, and never got it back.”
$5 Friday - Ligonier has a couple of good deals in this week’s $5 Friday, including books by Steven Lawson and Thomas Foxcroft.
Nothing Like the Church - I really enjoyed this article from the October issue of Tabletalk. “We must remember that there is but one institution in this world that will also exist in the world to come. It is not one’s country; it is not even one’s family. It is the church of God.”
Innocent Blood - Aaron Armstrong reviews John Ensor’s new book Innocent Blood, concluding “Innocent Blood is perhaps the most personally convicting and challenging book I’ve read this year—so much so that I’m still wrestling with what needs to change, of what I need to repent and how to move forward. You will not enjoy reading this book, but you would do well to do so.”
The Time is Ripe - Randy Alcorn says that the time is ripe for Courageous, which opens today at theatres everywhere.
Digital Dead Sea Scrolls - Just like the title says, you can view digitized versions of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The New World Trade Center - “Piranha was commissioned by Silverstein Properties to create a short film depicting the completion of The New World Trade Center site.”
This life was not intended to be the place of our perfection but the preparation for it. —Richard Baxter