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Weekend A La Carte (11/16)

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The Economics of Infomercials – “Nothing good is on TV between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m., and for good reason. Nobody’s trying.” So what about all of those informercials that clog the air in those times?

Noah – Here is the trailer for the Noah movie that will be released next year. I don’t remember all of that from the biblical story. However, it’s probably still more Bible-based than Heaven Is For Real which is also coming our way next year.

Effective Personal Evangelism – Jeremy Walker has completed his series of articles on effective personal evangelism. He gives us a lot to think about!

Far Too Easily Displeased – Jon Bloom admits he is a grumbler by nature and reflects on what it is that makes us grumble.

Craig Keener on Strange Fire – Craig Keener has a long review of John MacArthur’s Strange Fire; he highlights both plusses and minuses. Sadly, the site it is on decided to paginate it over 24(!) pages, each of just a couple of paragraphs. Bad form!

Brooks

Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.

—Phillips Brooks

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    Do You Envy the Wicked?

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