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Weekend A La Carte (November 29)

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I appreciate much of what this writer says in an article titled The Cult of Kiddie Danger. “It is founded on the unshakable belief that our kids are in constant danger from everyone and everything.”

Rick Warren minimizes the differences and highlights the similarities as he outlines a vision of unity with Roman Catholicism. I agree with Dan Phillips who comments, “Absolutely appalling.” Yes, there may be ways we can work together, but not by minimizing those all-important differences!

Here’s a brief but interesting history of the American shopping mall. It’s difficult to remember that malls are a relatively recent invention.

Thanks to HCSB for sponsoring the blog this week with their excellent article Pursuing ‘Optimal Equivalence’.

This video shows just how boring your normal flights are. (And it shows just how safe the margins are for normal airline operations.)

Michael Cooper discusses The Dangerous Task of Expository Preaching. “Just think about the ridiculous nature of preaching for a moment. People take an hour or so out of their week to listen to an oral presentation from an ancient book that contains documents that are over 2,000 years old.”

Spurgeon

Light thoughts of sin breed light thoughts of the Saviour.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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