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A La Carte (May 26)


Next Sunday, June 4, I’ll be preaching at Breccia di Roma in Rome (Lord willing!). It would be a joy to meet you there if Rome is home to you. Their weekly worship service begins at 5:30 PM.

Today’s Kindle deals include an interesting biography and a classic.

Meanwhile, children’s books are on sale at Westminster Books. You can’t go wrong with either of the ones they’re offering.

70 Prompts for Praising God

This is gold. Is there an easy way to get this list into PrayerMate?

The Disappearing Computer

Walt Mossberg has been writing about technology since forever. In his final column he tells what he sees coming in the near future. What a strange world it is…

Broken Shadows

This is a sweet and encouraging article about fathers and fatherhood. “When I was a kid, I’d climb in my dad’s lap and wrestle with him. I remember his arms, tan and strong and capable. I remember camping trips and my first bird hunt. I remember his lengthy sermonettes when my sister and I would do something stupid—which was pretty often. I remember the good things. I’m fairly sure I have the best dad in the history of the world, but I know he isn’t Jesus. I know he made mistakes. He tells me as much.”

God’s Leading Is Often Surprising

“Sitting in a hospital consulting room and learning that two of our four children would probably only live into their teenage years was not what we imagined we would be doing that Friday morning – but that is what was happening to us just over twenty years ago. We listened as the consultant paediatrician delivered the diagnosis that Amy and Daniel (then aged 6 and 3) had a rare, genetic condition called Sanfilippo Syndrome.”

I Might … Pull Off a Leg or Two

The horror and brutality at Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers continues. A new video from the Center for Medical Progress exposes even more of the grisly reality.

Video Games Didn’t Ruin Your Life

Ain’t this the truth: “There is a particularly American tradition of becoming enthralled with new technologies of communication, identifying their promise of future prosperity and renewed community. It is matched by a related American tradition of freaking out about the same objects, which are also figured as threats to life as we know it.”

How Does Money Laundering Work? (Video)

And why is it called money laundering anyway?

The World’s Bread Clips

Bread clips: “They’re those flat pieces of semi-hard plastic formed into a sort of barbed U-shape—you know the ones. They can be found keeping bread bags all over the world closed and safe from spoilage, smartly designed to be used and reused. They’re all around us, constantly providing an amazing service, and yet still, they’re taken for granted. And it turns out they’re almost exclusively all produced by a single, family-owned company.”

Flashback: Why I am Not Roman Catholic

I am not Roman Catholic because through my own examinations I came to see that she denies the gospel of free grace, that she claims authority that is not her own, and that she promotes worship that detracts from the worship we all owe exclusively to our God.

You can’t know Jesus without knowing doctrine. But you can know doctrine without knowing Jesus.

—Shai Linne

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