A La Carte (9/9)

Eight Years After 9/11
Michael Yon posts an interesting photo essay of the war in Afghanistan, eight years after 9/11.

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WorshipGod MP3s Available
Twenty four seminars from WorshipGod09: From Generation to Generation are now available at the Sovereign Grace Ministries website. And they’re all free. Bob Kauflin has the details.

Placebo Buttons
I hate elevators at the best of times, but I read this article and came away even more disillusioned. “In most elevators, at least in any built or installed since the early nineties, the door-close button doesn’t work. It is there mainly to make you think it works. (It does work if, say, a fireman needs to take control. But you need a key, and a fire, to do that.) Once you know this, it can be illuminating to watch people compulsively press the door-close button. That the door eventually closes reinforces their belief in the button’s power. It’s a little like prayer. Elevator design is rooted in deception–to disguise not only the bare fact of the box hanging by ropes but also the tethering of tenants to a system over which they have no command.”

6 Useful Books on Writing
Andy Naselli provides six book recommendations to help you become a better writer.

Deal of the Day: Midweek Markdowns
CBD has a couple of good deals in their Midweek Markdowns. Most notably, they are offering Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology at about the lowest price I’ve seen for it.