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A La Carte (12/08)

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Thursday December 8, 2005

Blogging: I met this guy for the first time yesterday and had a very pleasant chat over a long lunch. He’s the real deal. I even got to experience someone making fun of his name (which he shares with Canada’s esteemed disgraced Prime Minister. A couple of years ago he wrote about it.

Reformation: Reformation Art provides “photographic quality reproductions of artwork from the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition.” They are now having a Christmas sale.

Du Jour: Dan writes a good article about cancelling church on Christmas Sunday, but I think he misses the horror of churches cancelling primarily because unbelievers are not interested in attending that day.

Du Jour Bonus: On Jesus Creed you’ll find another interesting article about Christmas Day services. Scot councels charity. But I believe he also misses the horror. And this is, I hope, all I will say about this issue.

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    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

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