The Lord be with you and bless you today.
Carl Trueman has some thoughts about why the gay rom-com Bros failed at the box office. His analysis is well worth reading, but I would want to add this: I think there’s no significant audience for it. Men don’t generally want to watch rom-coms and women don’t have any great interest in one grounded in a homosexual relationship (and displaying homosexual sex scenes). Hence, they made a film that, by definition, has low appeal and their marketing ploy of “see this or you’re a bigot” wasn’t attractive to anyone.
Lisa LaGeorge offers some helpful counsel on praying in public (and a reminder of what we demonstrate to others when we do so).
“In the Summer of 1741, Jonathan Edwards preached Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God—the most famous or infamous sermon to land on what would soon be American soil.” Travis Hearne focuses on an aspect of this sermon that most accounts have neglected.
There are some stunning photos of nature in this gallery. The “bee ball” is the overall winner, and for good reason.
Andrew Wilson: “A few years ago I noticed how many of my favourite authors were writing during or immediately after World War II. It had not occurred to me before, and I wondered why it might be the case.” This leads to a reflection on the modern day.
Lauren Washer says “a marriage that lasts requires more than a sexy flame.” In other words, that “spark” must be more than sexual desire, important though that may be.
I am a master at identifying sin. I might be tempted to brag about that fact, except for this: While I’m a master at identifying the sin in other people, I’m a mere novice at identifying the sin in myself.
God kills thy comforts from no other design but to kill thy corruptions; wants are ordained to kill wantonness, poverty is appointed to kill pride, reproaches are permitted to destroy ambition.—John Flavel