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A La Carte (10/31)

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Halloween and Evangelical Identity – Russell Moore takes a light-hearted look at Evangelicals and Halloween. “I tried my hand at explaining the spectrum, with tongue in cheek, using Halloween as a Rorschach test. I posted it over at the First Things group blog. Here goes.”

Luther and the Reformation Free – Ligonier Ministries is giving away R.C. Sproul’s video teaching series Luther and the Reformation. It’s free in the downloadable format today only, so get it while the getting’s good!

Images of Sandy – Here is a photo gallery of images taken in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In a similar vein, here are some statistics on the storm.

Macabre and the Christian Psyche – Patrick Schreiner has a very interesting look at the macabre and the Christian psyche, focusing on horror and zombies.

Can I Love My Child Too Much? – Kim Shay reflects on her realization that our children may become our idols if we do not guard ourselves against it.

Adultery is an obvious violation of the rights of another. You are stealing what doesn’t belong to you.

—Sam Storms

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