Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

The Correct Emphasis in Relationships Between Disagreeing Christians

"I have little hope of accomplishing this promise of revelation (in Phil. 3:16) in men who differ about contested truths until we first accomplish the obedience of walking suitably and answerably by the same rules that we do agree on. Every day I am more persuaded of this because I see men for the most part spending their strength and time more to oppose things they disagree with than to practice the things they and others agree are most necessary."

-from Rules for Walking in Fellowship by John Owen

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