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A La Carte (09/20)

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Wednesday September 20, 2006

Fundamentalism: Someone else is trying to put the fun in fundamentalism…but it doesn’t sound like much fun. “The beauty of the Edinburgh Fringe and its uncurated philosophy is that it provides a useful annual barometer of the nation’s obsessions. And this year, unsurprisingly, the nation is obsessed with God.”

Du Jour: My sister pointed me to an amazing story. Who but God could help a person go through all of that and have her arrive at the end saying “God is so good.”

Abortion: CNN reports on a story that shows just how far some people are willing to go to kill the unborn.

Driscoll: Mark Driscoll has an interesting post reflecting on the upcoming ten year anniversary of Mars Hill Church. “We’re not a perfect people and this is not a perfect church led by perfect men. But we worship the perfect Jesus and He promises to make everything perfect in its time. These seasons are the means by which He sanctifies us to be more like Him if we lean into them with gladness and trust that God is loving and works out all things for our good and His glory.”


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