A La Carte (8/29)

Solid Joys – Solid Joys is a new, free application available from Desiring God for iPhone and iPad which provides a short daily devotional excerpt from the ministry of John Piper.

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A Stark Contrast – I enjoyed reading this blogger’s experience of inadvertently witnessing an adoption. 

Angry Christians – Here is D.A. Carson talking about angry Christians and the devil’s tactics. “I think one of the devil’s tactics with respect to the church on the Right today is to make them so hate everybody else that at the end of the day they can’t be believed anywhere, not even the proclamation of the gospel.”

Worshiping at the Altar of Family – I appreciate much of what Ted Kluck says in this article posted at The Gospel Coalition.

US Presidential Elections – This infographic looks at money and presidential elections. “In America, winning the Presidency has proven to be a question of how much money you’re willing to spend. The trend constantly shows that, he who spends the most money on elections, usually wins. “

8 Tips for a Great Story – Here’s one for pastors or anyone else who occasionally needs to tell a good story in order to illustrate a point.

Nobody can do as much damage to the church of God as the man who is within its walls, but not within its life. –C.H. Spurgeon