5 for Friday: Best iPhone Photos, Illegal Booksellers

By Cathy Norman Peterson

CHICAGO, IL (June 20, 2014) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed.

2014 iPhone Photography Awards

This probably speaks to user error on my part, but I can’t imagine these images being taken with iPhones. What am I doing wrong??

Let’s Be Honest—Just Not on Facebook

In the ongoing conversation about how we have conversations online, this challenges the idea that our social media personalities should be more “real.” For a nuanced reflection on tone and language in general conversation, this is worth reading.

In the No Good Deed Goes Unpunished Category

When a man in Kansas set up a free library outside his house, the city told him he was violating a detached structure ordinance. Meanwhile, independent booksellers around the country are benefiting from the ongoing battle between Amazon and the Hachette Publishing group, as J.K. Rowling’s new book goes on sale this week.

What Would You Take If Your House Was Burning?

Approaching that question as a mini-interview, this website include photos and brief biographies. Beyond the photo albums, what absolutely would be on the list? On the flip side, in case flipping through those glossy magazines at the doctor’s office or the beach tempts you to covet the goods featured, this journalist did some virtual shopping and tallied the costs—kind of unbelievable.

And for All You Soccer Fans

Here are images of world leaders interacting awkwardly with soccer balls. The commentary is as entertaining as the photos.

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