I would appreciate your prayers over the next few days as I complete my EPIC: England trip. We began yesterday in London and are now driving far and wide, from south to north, to track down historical objects. England has an incredible bounty of them! If you don’t already, consider following me on Instagram and I’ll try to show some of what I’m seeing.
Because I have collected so much good material over the past week, I am once again bringing one of those rare Sunday editions of A La Carte. I hope you enjoy it!
Jonathan Leeman writes, “By the time this article is published, I will have left the church I first joined in 1996 and where I have served as an elder for a good part of the last decade. I’m excited to leave. I hate to leave. And love is why.”
This is a beautiful animation showing how and when the first leaves come to different parts of America.
“Many Christian women would share their struggles with pornography, if we knew that we would be met with grace and help as opposed to condemnation and knowing stares. I know this because I’ve been privileged to walk into Christian communities and start that conversation to help bridge the gap between those who struggle and those who could help them.”
This is why not just anyone can design like Apple. “Apple is unusual in many ways, but nothing sets it apart from your hardware startup quite as much as its cash reserves. The company sits on a quarter-of-a-trillion-dollar pile of cash, about twenty thousand times more money than even the best-funded startup in the world. Having a rainy-day fund the size of a national budget means you’re able to demand certain things.”
“Is it okay to do In Vitro Fertilization? Dr. Kenneth Magnuson answers in Honest Answers from Southern Seminary.
You have probably wondered, as I have, how those restaurants make money. It’s actually quite simple.
Just for interest, here are the most expensive places in the world to live: “Singapore is the world’s most expensive city for the fifth straight year in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest Worldwide Cost of Living report, with Paris and Zurich tied for second place. ” Subjectively, I think the most expensive place I’ve been to recently is Jerusalem.
I snapped this photo yesterday, the grave of pastor and hymn writer Joseph Hart. In life he preached the gospel from his pulpit; in death he preaches it from his gravestone. It’s a bit hard to make out, but says this: “Joseph Hart was by the free and sovereign Grace and Spirit of God raised up from the depths of sin, and delivered from the bonds of mere profession and self-righteousness, and led to rest entirely for salvation in the finished atonement and perfect obedience of Christ.”