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A La Carte (12/11)

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One of the Ten Thousand Things – This is a sweet, poetic blog post.

Tears at Tron – “A Glasgow congregation which is leaving the Church of Scotland because of the Kirk’s stance on gay ministers held its last service in its building yesterday.” This is a congregation formerly pastored by Thomas Chalmers, Eric Alexander and Sinclair Ferguson.

Selling American Girls – This article in Forbes is heartbreaking. “The sex-trafficking of U.S. children is America’s dirty, little secret. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, human trafficking is the second fastest growing criminal industry — just behind drug trafficking. Approximately half of all victims are children.”

Birds of Paradise – All the talk of evolution is a bit exasperating, but the video footage in this film (which is a 5-minute trailer for a longer production about birds of paradise) is remarkable. What you can’t help but notice, other than the birds, is that these people are driven near to worship, and yet do not acknowledge the One who is worthy of worship.

The Story of God – Matt Papa tells the Story of God in ten minutes.

It is true that the Lord’s Supper is only for sinners. But within that group, it is only for repentant sinners.

—Mark Dever

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