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A La Carte (9/23)

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Rob Bell Moves On – Mars Hill has just announced that Rob Bell will be leaving. “Feeling the call from God to pursue a growing number of strategic opportunities, our founding pastor Rob Bell, has decided to leave Mars Hill in order to devote his full energy to sharing the message of God’s love with a broader audience.”

In-Vitro – This is quite an interesting article from Canada’s National Post. “What the IVF industry is doing is creating a population of sick babies … that is impacting all society,”

What Cohabitation Does for Marriage – “But how wise of an idea is cohabitation? Is there a track record to examine? These are critical questions to ask because many millions of people are doing it and in dramatically increasing numbers. Well, the good news is we don’t have to wonder about strong, reliable answers to those questions.”

Sunday Matches – Great story! “Devout Christian Euan Murray has questioned the need for Rugby World Cup matches to be played on Sundays. The Glasgow-born prop, 31, has chosen to prioritise his faith this weekend, meaning he will miss Scotland’s Pool B clash with Argentina on Sunday.”

5 Internet Monitoring Approaches – Luke Gilkerson offers 5 approaches to monitoring Internet use in the family.

500 Years of Female Portraits – “‘500 Years Of Female Portraits In Western Art’ is intriguing in its ability to trace how representations of women have changed throughout art’s history. Watch as Johnson delicately weaves together famous portraits to show what traits and characterisitcs of the female figure have been deemed ‘ideal’ from epoch to epoch.” (HT:Phil Johnson)

He may look on death with joy who can look on forgiveness with faith.

—Thomas Watson

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