Jeremy Walker provides a helpful reflection on sentiment and principle: “Sentiment can be swayed, one way or the other. Sentiment in one direction can be turned back by an opposing sentiment that seems equally reasonably. Sentiment tends to be reactive; it is rarely proactive. It bubbles up in a moment and melts away just as quickly.”
This week’s deals from Westminster Books include some great reader-friendly books on doctrine. There isn’t a bad book among them.
I haven’t seen War Room (and, in fact, can’t even find it in theaters in this area), but this review by Jesse Johnson seems to cover it well. He points to a couple of minor concerns, but generally appreciates it.
In Tuesday’s edition of The Briefing, Al Mohler touched on a critically-important but overlooked aspect of the Kim Davis debacle. If you’d rather read then listen, you can find the transcript here. You’ll want to find the show’s second segment.
This Day in 1718. “Founded in 1701 by Congregationalists who feared Harvard was straying from its Calvinist roots, The Collegiate School at New Haven, Connecticut, changes its name to Yale.” *
R.C. Sproul recommends books of the Bible to read if you’d like to get an overview of the Bible (in place of reading the whole book).
Trevin Wax: “If the university is a microcosm of the rest of society and a sign of where our culture is headed, then Christians can expect hostility and marginalization to increase in the coming years. The good news is: if Christian organizations on campus are any indication, this marginalization could become the catalyst for more effective mission.”
Compassion without conviction is capitulation and compromise.—Stephen Nichols