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A La Carte (January 28)
January 28, 2016
“Approaching the Queenstown airport in mid-winter—with mountain ranges on both sides and a huge lake straight ahead—we were caught in a giant wind tunnel. The plane was shuddering and sporadically dropping 50 feet at a time. The cabin filled with shrieking and praying. Many people were crying out to a God in whom they did not believe. Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there certainly aren’t many on buffeted flights.”
Just think about it: Plastic bags are actually an amazing feat of engineering. “Just look at the numbers: Plastic grocery bags cost pennies to make and hold more than a thousand times their weight. They’re light. They’re waterproof.” They’re amazing.
I would imagine you’ll either love or hate this article: “Goodness and faithfulness are important, but no substitute for competence. Believers and nonbelievers alike should choose the best candidate, not the best Christian, for president.”
This article was a joy to read.
This Day in 1907. 109 years ago today, John Paton died. Paton was a missionary to the New Hebrides and had endured much heartache, including both persecution and the death of his wife and his son on the mission field. *
What caused the worst American rail disaster in decades? This article explains.
It turns out your mom was right all along. And I feel very virtuous for drinking only club soda.
Here’s a sad and disturbing update on pastor Saeed written by his wife Naghmeh.
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And finally, here is today’s quote graphic:
A profession of faith without progress in the faith in a dead faith. —J.A. Medders