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A La Carte (6/19)
June 19, 2013
How to Read a Book - “Reading a book seems like a pretty straightforward task, doesn’t it? And in some cases, it is. If you’re reading purely for entertainment or leisure, it certainly can be that easy. There’s another kind of reading, though, in which we at least attempt to glean something of value from the book in our hands (whether in paper or tablet form). In that instance, you might be surprised to learn that it’s not as simple as opening the book and reading the words.”
Coming Clean - Coming Clean is a new, free e-book from Covenant Eyes that may be helpful to those who are engaged in the battle against pornography.
Cruciform Sale - Reformation Heritage Books is having a sale on all of the Cruciform Press titles they carry.
Fundamentally at Odds - In a long and interesting article, Matthew Franck explains how same-sex marriage will prove incompatible with religious freedom. “Should the truth about marriage—that it unites men and women so that children will have fathers and mothers—be defied by the laws of the land, we cannot expect the religious freedom of those who believe in that ancient truth to be respected under the new dominion of falsehood.”
Going Public - This looks like an interesting series from TGC: “We asked three moms of school-age children to share their families’ perspectives on education. … All three share mutual respect for each other as parents trying to raise children with intentionality, in the fear and admonition of the Lord. In this series, you will see their perspectives on how and why they chose to educate their children through public school, private school, or homeschooling.”
Is It Ever Okay to Lie? - Jesse Johnson provides a clear perspective on this question.
Depend on it, my hearer, you never will go to heaven unless you are prepared to worship Jesus Christ as God. —C.H. Spurgeon