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A La Carte (July 14)

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7 Areas of Unbiblical Conscience Binding – This article is an especially good one on an especially important area. “To be sure, we should all be zealous to teach and exemplify every principle of holiness taught in Scripture; but more often than not, individuals who are most zealous for holiness fall into the trap of teaching their personal applications of a biblical–or a supposedly biblical–principle of holiness rather than simply teaching the principle.”

The Blessing of Catechizing Our Children – I wouldn’t want what I wrote yesterday (about how we do simple family devotions) to convince people there is no value in catechizing their children.

Facebook’s News Feed – “The end goal for the world’s largest social network isn’t just to guess what you’ll click on when you’re bored. The company wants to show you the things you care about most in your life, both online and off.”

Fake News – Last week was (another) embarrassing week for Christians sharing fake news. Ed Stetzer gives some advice to consider before you hit that “share” button.

The Christian Passport – “Heaven’s passport is not given because we are religious, moral, wealthy, educated, Protestant, or any other qualification. This passport is given by the grace of God bringing us to birth through the gospel.”

The Art of Discontentment – We need to be both content and discontent. “The world is discontent with less and says, ‘You will find contentment with more.’ God says, ‘Learn to be content with less, and learn to be discontent with more.’”

Spurgeon

Be assured, there is nothing new in theology except that which is false.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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