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A La Carte (September 29)

I think we’ve come to that part of the month–the end of the month, usually–when the Kindle deals tend to dry up. But in a day or two we will coast into October and there should be a fresh batch. Until then, here are some articles that may interest you.

Deserted Island Top 5

I was recently on the 5 Minutes in Church History podcast and was asked for my desert island top 5 books. Here’s the audio and transcript if you’d like to know what I’d take.

Crossway Statement on the ESV Bible Text

Last month Crossway announced they had made the ESV text permanent. According to a new statement, “We have become convinced that this decision was a mistake.” Christianity Today also reports.

Five Benefits of Regular Family Worship

Tom Ascol lists them. “Regular family worship is valuable and brings many blessings to parents and children alike. Here are five benefits that I have observed.”

It’s Possible to Enjoy Watching Others Win

Randy Alcorn with some common sense: “The degree to which we can be happy for other people without envying or resenting them determines how happy we’ll truly be. Why? Because if we can only rejoice when positive things happen to us, the number of things that can make us happy is greatly reduced.”

When Interpretation Runs Counter to Intention

Bill Mounce finds an example from Sunday morning to show how a Bible can take translation too far–far enough that translation counters intention.

This Day in 1770. 246 years ago today English revivalist George Whitfield prayed, “Lord Jesus, I am weary in thy work, but not of it.” He died the next day at age 56. *

​‘Topping Out’ the Museum of the Bible

Daniel Wallace talks about attending the “topping out” ceremony at the Museum of the Bible. There’s no museum in the world I want to see more than this one! It opens in 2017.

Breaking the Black Box

This looks like a very interesting series of videos and articles on the digital world. In the first entry we learn just some of what Facebook knows about us.

The Creeds

This site does a great job of indenting the lines of the Christian creeds to help trace their flow. It’s surprisingly helpful!

Flashback: All Those Things I Will Leave Undone

If there are 168 hours in a week, I know that God has not given me 169 hours of responsibility. If there are 24 hours in a day, God has not given me 25 hours of work.

If you are not a student of the word, you are not called to be a teacher of the word.

—D.A. Carson

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