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A La Carte (10/06)

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Friday October 6, 2006

Conference: I don’t know what the Bonfire Conference is, but I have to admit a certain level of discomfort with a conference that gives away a door prize of a Hummer H3. Maybe it’s something Together for the Gospel should investigate next time.

Testimony: Thabiti Anyabwile (I never get tired of saying that name) has published his testimony in “Boundless” Magazine. “The label ‘righteous’ fell into all of that deep emptiness, rattling occasionally as it plummeted and banged against the hull of my heart. One thing I knew: I was not righteous, not in any essential sense.”

Du Jour: My friend Julian, who accompanied me to the WorshipGod06 Conference, has posted some reflections on the conference and on his wrestlings with the miraculous gifts.


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