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Weekend A La Carte (7/14)

Virginia’s Largest Manhunt - If you’ve got some time on your Saturday, you’ll enjoy this long but very interesting story of Virginia’s largest manhunt. “When Robert Wood Jr. disappeared in a densely forested Virginia park, searchers faced the challenge of a lifetime. The eight-year-old boy was autistic and nonverbal, and from his perspective the largest manhunt in state history probably looked like something else: the ultimate game of hide-and-seek.”

Journey to the Shrine - These are sad and interesting photos. “Each year, Hindu devotees make a pilgrimage to the sacred Amarnath Cave, one of the most revered Hindu shrines, near Baltal, Kashmir, India.”

Should Christians Refuse to Pay Taxes? - R.C. Sproul Jr.: “I can say with confidence that Christians should in fact pay whatever taxes they owe even when that money ends up financing abortions. The Christian who pays such taxes has no need to feel guilty, while the Christian that refuses to pay, however well intentioned, ought to feel guilty.”

Persecution - Here is a harsh reminder that Christian persecution continues around the world. “Video footage of a convert from Islam to Christianity being murdered by Muslims has been shown on Egyptian TV, according to the Barnabas Fund.”

Bragging About Your Sex Life - I appreciated this blogger’s comments that were related to my recent article about keeping the intimate deals of your marriage intimate.

How the Internet Works - It’s amazing what we so quickly begin to take for granted. The Internet really is a wonder. Next time you complain that a site loads slowly, it may help to consider what’s happening behind the scenes.

You get one pass at life. That’s all. Only one. And the lasting measure of that life is Jesus Christ. —John Piper