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A La Carte (6/19)

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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 CleanComing 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

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    Of all the Christian disciplines, it is my guess that meditation may be the least practiced—though I suppose fasting might have something to say about that. Most people diligently make time to read the Bible and pray. And yet, while most people have good intentions when it comes to meditation, it so often seems to…

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    A La Carte: A mother to me, too / Never look your age? / Nine reminders for the struggle with body image / A ruler who trusts in Yahweh / No, I will not stop calling the church a family / Criminalizing sexual ethics / Bible journal sale / Kindle deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 23)

    A La Carte: Connection and commitment / When your mind gets stuck / Prayer postures in the Bible / Fading with age / Does God care about how I work? / 7 essential things to know about God’s holiness / and more.

  • Evangelize 2024: Growing a Church That Proclaims The Gospel

    This week the blog is sponsored by Matthias Media. Does your evangelistic passion match the New Testament call to proclaim Christ’s name to all people? God calls on us to partner with him in “hastening the coming of the day of God” (2 Pet 3:12) by laboring to make people ready for that day, having…

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    A La Carte (July 22)

    A La Carte: No facts or evidence required / Unity is not the same as total agreement / Christians and magic / Beware of local cults / In the school of contentment / Books by Jen Wilkin / and more.