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Will We Drink Coffee? – As Randy Alcorn says in this article, a question like “Will we drink coffee in heaven?” is “a revealing test of whether we’re more influenced by biblical teaching or Christoplatonism.”

Luther and the Reformation – In honor of Reformation Day, here’s a free teaching series from Ligonier. And while on the subect of Reformation Day: What Is Reformation Day All About?.

Thy Word Is Still TruthThy Word Is Still Truth is an important new volume on Scripture and, for a limited time, Westminster Books has it at a deep discount.

The Gift of Fasting – “Fasting isn’t usually a word that conjours up ideas of blessing. In western cultures, it’s more associated with hair shirts, self-flagellation, and shaved heads. In the Protestant church, we look at it more as a tool to refocus. But it’s a whole lot more than that.”

The Call to Ministry – Bobby Jamieson has begun an interesting-looking series on the call to ministry. “This series of posts is geared toward men considering or pursuing pastoral ministry. It’s also geared toward the churches which encourage and assess them—which, in one way or another, is every church.”

A Call to Resurgence – Andrew Wilson, writing for The Gospel Coalition, reviews Mark Driscoll’s A Call to Resurgence. He says it is “sometimes insightful, sometimes amusing, sometimes stirring, and sometimes exasperating.”

Halloween: Trick or Treat? – You may enjoy this excellent video from 10ofThose.

Horror

The real horror of being outside of Christ is that there is no shelter from the wrath of God.

—Eric Alexander

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