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It’s true, this: “We need a friend that shares more than just a passing interest in a mutual hobby. We need a friend that is more than just a person who makes mutual hours at work more tolerable. We need a friend who we’ll talk with even though we don’t need to ask them a favour. We need a friend who isn’t someone we feel compelled to impress. We simply need a friend.”
It’s probably not a shock that experts can be the blindest people of all. “The experts were, by and large, horrific forecasters. Their areas of specialty, years of experience, and (for some) access to classified information made no difference. They were bad at short-term forecasting and bad at long-term forecasting. They were bad at forecasting in every domain. When experts declared that future events were impossible or nearly impossible, 15 percent of them occurred nonetheless. When they declared events to be a sure thing, more than one-quarter of them failed to transpire.”
You may enjoy reading this one from TGC Australia. “He endured months of aggressive treatment that made him feel horrendous, only to be told after each scan that he hadn’t responded to it and the cancer had spread further. He developed infections and bowel obstructions which hospitalised him at times, and when he was at home he spent most of his days on the sofa. But curiously, he described it all as the best year of his life.”
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“My husband and I moved to Brunei with a 10-month-old baby and had two more children overseas, so I grew into motherhood immersed in a culture that’s not my own. Mothering within a Southeast Asian culture that often upholds significantly different parenting norms than the Western ones I’m accustomed to gives me the daily opportunity to choose between two diverging paths: pridefully judging my neighbor or humbly seeking understanding and offering grace.”
Carl Trueman: “For Christians, however, ‘love’ is not a warm, fuzzy feeling; it is not the set of actions which the moral structure of society happens to approve or to allow as legitimate; it is not facilitating a sense of personal contentment with a particular person, object, or state of affairs. Rather, it is formed, shaped, and invested with objective meaning by biblical teaching concerning the being and action of God, specifically in and through the work of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Neil Shenvi continues to dig into the terms used by the “antiracism” movement. In this entry he shows the different meanings of the term “colorblind.”
There’s something so absurd but amusing about this.
This simple sentence challenged me deeply and continues to do so today. It alone made the book worth reading.
The holiness of the triune God is the perfection, beauty and absolute purity of the love there is between the Father and the Son.—Michael Reeves