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A La Carte (October 1)

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3 Ways to Avoid the “Children’s Church” Ditch – Sean Sawyers has some wise and winsome comments about children’s church and having children in the worship services.

Norway – This is a beautiful time-lapse of Norway. Full-screen and HD it if you can!

Worship At A Crossroads – This is great stuff from Jamie Brown: “This is about a fundamental distinction between two models of worship leading (irrespective of the style of music). The first model views the congregation’s engagement as integral. The second model views the congregation’s engagement as incidental.”

The Week Dominator – A few times I’ve featured the NeuYear calendar; the people behind that calendar have a new product on Kickstarter: The Week Dominator.

Calvin for Everyone – This week’s deal from Westminster Books is a good one and may finally be what you need to get into Calvin’s Institutes.

3 Truths about Spiritual Gifts – Here is a brief article addressing some misconceptions about spiritual gifts.

Spurgeon

Mercy is God’s Benjamin; the last born and best beloved of His attributes.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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