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A La Carte (December 16)

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Board Game Sale – Amazon has a bunch of board games on sale today—with time to have them shipped before Christmas. Be sure to check out Ticket to Ride, Dominion, and 7 Wonders. I’m not as familiar with the rest of them.

A Time to Speak – Today Gospel Coalition is sponsoring “A Time to Speak,” live-streamed from the historic Lorraine Motel and National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Several of their Council members and other contributors will be participating, including Darrin Patrick, John Piper, Thabiti Anyabwile, and Voddie Baucham.

Christmas Tree, Inc – I enjoyed this article on the Christmas tree industry. Who knew so much was involved in getting that tree into my living room?

Cracking the Code – “For years, scholars have been searching for meaning in the artist’s preparation for the Second Coming of Christ. Perhaps the real purpose of the shrine lies not in his cryptic notes, but in our own sense of astonishment.”

How to Ruin a Moses Movie – Joe Carter looks to Exodus: Gods and Kings and shows how to ruin a movie.

Can Any Man Forgive My Past? – “I am a woman in my late-20s who is hoping to be married someday. I love and follow God to the best of my ability. I grew up in a Christian home; however, during high school and college I backslid: partying, drinking and having sex.”

Lawson

Salvation is not a reward for the righteous, but a gift for the guilty.

—Steven Lawson

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