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A La Carte (11/4)

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Yesterday at around noon Mark Driscoll used Twitter to link to one of my book reviews. A whole lot of his 80,000 Twitter followers immediately clicked the link, quickly brlnging my site to a grinding halt. Here’s what the load looked like:


It was somewhere near the top of that spike that my web host got in touch with me and told me that they weren’t awfully impressed with me. The moral of the story? There isn’t one, really. I just found it amusing and was grateful for the link, even if it did cause the server to up and quit for a few minutes. I guess we can call this the Driscoll Effect.

The Ardent Sparrow – My friend Becky creates amazing jewlery and she’s offering everyone who reads this site a great discount on it. Enjoy free airmail shipping + a free gift from the shop on orders over $40 when you mention in the ‘Message to Seller’ during checkout. Shipping fee will be refunded through PayPal after payment is received. Guys–Becky makes great stuff, so think about buying something for your wife.

An Interview – Josh Cousineau recently interviewed me on the subject of Sexual Detox. He’s giving away a copy of the book for those who read the interview. These words were encouraging to me: “I am planning on using sexual detox in my premarital and am also working on a way to use it with some of the guys in my ministry. I feel the book is very worth while and would love to give away a few copies”

Visiting Jake – Those who have read Wrestling with an Angel will want to read this blog post where Greg Lucas talks about visiting Jake at the home he lives at for now.

NIV 2011 Changes – John Dyer has a roundup of all of the thousands of the changes in the NIV 2011.

Table Project – Table Project looks like an interesting new social network application geared specifically for churches. I’ve spent a little bit of time with the demo and have been duly impressed.

Slave – I’m looking forward to John MacArthur’s next book. Here’s the trailer for it:

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’

— C.S. Lewis

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