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A La Carte (October 10)

First off, happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians. We have much to be thankful for, don’t we? I trust that you will be able to enjoy the day with friends or family.

And now here are today’s Kindle deals. They include: ESV Men’s Devotional Bible, ESV Women’s Devotional Bible (both of which are excellent), Nothing but the Truth by John MacArthur, and In Light of Eternity by Randy Alcorn. There are a whole more as well, including solid books on prayer and on guidance. Get them all here.

How the Berenstain Bears Found Salvation

I’ve only ever found them moralistic, but still, here’s how the Berenstain bears found salvation, so to speak. “As a parent, I took it for granted that the moral framework of contemporary children’s books, when it made an appearance, would remain disengaged from any actual dogma. So, when had the Berenstain Bears found Christ? And why?”

Trump’s Moral Character and the Election

I haven’t said or shared much of anything on the election (I’m Canadian, after all. Plus, it’s not like the blogosphere has been silent on the subject). However, I did think it worthwhile to share that Wayne Grudem has withdrawn his endorsement of Donald Trump.

The World’s Worst Flavor

What’s the worst flavor in the world? “The world’s worst flavor was developed in a lab by accident. You’ve probably never tasted Bitrex, but it’s all over your home.”

Scotch Tape and Popsicle Sticks

Here’s an article about ministries that are (apparently) held together by scotch tape and popsicle sticks.

Understanding the Gospel of Nat Turner

I was interested in reading this article from Smithsonian. “Turner’s views on private revelation were not unlike those of his contemporaries Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, and William Miller, the father of the Adventist movement. Turner’s views were clearly unacceptable to the whites who controlled Southampton’s interracial churches.”

This Day in 2003. 13 years ago today Desiring God held its very first National Conference on the life and legacy of Jonathan Edwards.

God Is Not the Author of Uncertainty

John MacArthur has at it.

N. T. Wright Reconsiders the Meaning of Jesus’s Death

Michael Horton reviews N.T. Wright’s latest work. “I agree with a lot in this book. I agree with the basic gist of Wright’s critique and with much of his own proposal. That response might surprise some, including the author, with whom I’ve enjoyed spirited and edifying discussions of the manuscript. My differences lie at the point of certain details. That said, they are significant.”

Flashback: Busy, Lazy, and the Space In Between

We have a word for doing too little: lazy. We have a word for doing too much: busy. But we don’t have a word for whatever comes in between. Not a good one, anyway.

A sheep in the midst of wolves is safe compared with a Christian in the midst of ungodly men.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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