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A La Carte (7/20)

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Father & Son – “Chris Bray and his father, Kenneth, attended the launch of STS-135, the final space shuttle mission, on July 8. Thirty years earlier, they saw the launch of STS-1, the very first one. Possessing nearly identical photos of himself and his father at the two launches, Bray uploaded a composite image of them to Flickr and posted a link to the image on Reddit. It quickly shot up the ranks.”

Dramatic Swings – WORLD writes about Christian ballplayer Josh Hamilton who was recently involved in a terrible tragedy.

Modern Poverty – This is definitely worth reading: “When Americans think of poverty, we tend to picture people who can’t adequately shelter, clothe, and feed themselves or their families. When the Census Bureau defines “poverty,” though, it winds up painting more than 40 million Americans — one in seven — as ‘poor.’”

Book Hoarding – Here is a little parable courtesy of Jim Elliff. It begins like this: “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance of books does his life consist of his library.”

Lego LOTR – This is spectacular.

Understanding Homosexuality – In this series R.C. Sproul looks to Scripture to help us understand some of the confusion surrounding the issue of homosexuality and provides us with simple biblical responses to them. It’s a free download from Ligonier.

Dilbert – Dilbert still makes me laugh occasionally.

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Sin is but hell in embryo; hell is but sin in fulfilment.

—Thomas V. Moore

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    A La Carte: When intrusive thoughts come / How a horse saved orthodoxy / The brevity of life / Bad therapy / Acts of kindness aren’t random / Does John’s Last Supper chronology differ from the other gospels? / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 15)

    A La Carte: My pastor made me wait to enter ministry and I’m grateful / How could a good God… / How should a wife respond to her husband’s bad authority? / Sing your heart out, Christian / Does Jesus’ view of grace offend you? / Preaching the Psalms as a book / and more.

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