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Weekend A La Carte (8/20)

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It’s the last weekend of the little league baseball season around here, which means that my son has between 3 and 5 games, depending on how it all shakes out. So here’s to a day spent out in the sun, watching 11-year old boys play baseball.

His Eye Is On the Sparrow – Here is the latest free hymn from Redemption Hill Music.

Moving Toward Noteless – This is an article on preaching without notes. Some of the best and some of the most disappointing sermons I’ve heard have been note-free. When done by a capable preacher, there’s nothing like it.

Muphry’s Law – I enjoyed this. “Muphry’s Law is the editorial application of the better-known Murphy’s Law.” You’ll have to read to see what this law dictates. (HT:Phil Johnson)

Book Filtering – A wise word from Alan Jacobs (via Tony Reinke).

William Carey at 250 – Timothy George: “Now, two and one-half centuries after his birth, what can we learn from Carey today? There are many lessons to be gleaned from the life of the father of modern missions, but I place these seven principles at the top of the list…”

Singing to Build Up – Read this before tomorrow’s worship service. Then go and sing with gusto!

Inside Fukushima – “Earlier this month, Kazuma Obara became the first photojournalist to gain unauthorised access to the power plant and produced an exclusive glimpse of life inside the facility.”

How Books Are Made – A video that I enjoyed. (HT)

Faith is the power of putting self aside that God may work unhindered.

—F.B. Meyer

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