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A La Carte (March 18)


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Liturgy of the Powers

Carl Trueman: “While trans-affirming feminists rule the airwaves and shut down all dissent, and while politicians like Dodds talk and talk and yet say nothing, real women’s rights are neglected and damaged. Trans ideology robs women of their history and takes male privilege to a whole new level—all in the name of women’s rights. Like the idea that pornography liberates women, transgender theory is arguably one of the most effective male confidence tricks in recent history: Nothing that women can lay claim to as women is now off-limits for men.”

True Humanism: Jesus, Marx, or Jenner?

And here’s another interesting one about culture. “Among the contemporary gaggle of thought leaders, two archetypes are prevalent: the Marxist and the Individualist. The Marxist is one who, even if unlike his progenitor Karl Marx in some ways, shares with Marx an unperturbed confidence that justice will be had when the West’s legal and economic institutions are razed and reconstructed. The Individualist, on the other hand, shares with its popular transgendered exemplar Caitlyn Jenner the unshakeable belief that society will be just only when it overturns the West’s established traditions concerning gender, sex, and marriage.”

10 Hymns To Sing Through 2022

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An unbreakable love

The story of Bernadette and Jean-Pierre Adams—a wife who cared for her husband through 39 years of him being in a coma—is tragic and inspiring all at once.

Is There a Distinctively Christian Approach to History?

Vern Poythress asks and answers some interesting questions here. “Is there a distinctively Christian approach to history? And if so, what does it look like in practice? How should we think about history? How should we write about history? How should we read critically the historical accounts of the past? How should each of us think about his own personal history and the history of relatives and friends?”

Those Misunderstood Anabaptists

“Anti-establishment extremists. Unruly iconoclasts. Chaotic rabble. Purveyors of the Peasants’ War. Promoters of discord and violence. Uneducated simpletons. Biblical literalists and unchecked spiritualists. Chiliastic extremists and polygamists of Münster.” These have all been used to describe Anabaptists, but are the labels fair?

Persevering to the Point of Bloodshed

This is an encouraging article from Keith Evans.

Flashback: What Is the Measure of a Great Book?

What is a good book? What are the marks of an especially good book?

I think that churches would be places of greater intimacy and growth in Christ if people stopped lying about what we need, what we fear, where we fail, and how we sin.

—Rosaria Butterfield

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    We Need Qualified Leadership

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