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A La Carte (12/19)

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Tuesday December 19, 2006

Theology: Steve Weaver begins a series on how he prepares an expository sermon. You don’t need to be a pastor to benefit from this knowledge!

Christmas: Jim Elliff asks if this ’tis the season to be jolly. “Can tinsel and presents, carols and candy really bring happiness? Not often, and not much. And if our happiness is based on circumstance, is it a true happiness?”

Church: A Toledo paper discusses and rates the cities’ churches “in an attempt to gauge the entertainment value of these salvation supernovas.”

More Church: The Fide-O boys mention a church that is offering a tithing money back guarantee. “We commit to you that if you tithe for three months and God doesn’t prove Himself faithful, we will refund 100% of your tithe. No questions asked.”

Blogspotting: Andrew Lindsey says I gave “2 Lousy Reasons Not to Homeschool” in my post last week.


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