Today’s Kindle deals include a classic, a book on motherhood, and a couple of others.
This one is long but very interesting. “You see, one of the biggest fears among evangelical middle class Christians in these increasingly confusing and hostile times in the public square, is the fear of not being considered sensible. And Margaret Court is proving anything but sensible.”
Gabriel Williams describes his experience as a Christian professor in the secular academy.
I agree with Denny Burk and Jonathan Leeman that this area of privilege is one we need to think about deeply. “The thinking goes like this. If a person possesses a privileged identity (e.g., straight, male, abled, etc.), that person benefits from an unjust system of social privilege. Therefore, the person benefitting is morally guilty of injustice just by virtue of possessing the so-called privileged identity.”
When Fred Sanders writes about the Trinity, it’s always worth reading.
Jon Bloom: “The most powerful weapon against sexual impurity is humility. Patterns of sinful thought and behavior are fruits of a deeper root. If we want to stop bearing bad fruit, we must aim our primary attack against the root. And the root of sexual sin is not our sex drive; it’s pride.”
Yes, colors. “When radium was first discovered, its luminous green color inspired people to add it into beauty products and jewelry. It wasn’t until much later that we realized that radium’s harmful effects outweighed its visual benefits. Unfortunately, radium isn’t the only pigment that historically seemed harmless or useful but turned out to be deadly.”
I love home. “Whether you are a child learning to read, a freshman in a dormitory, newlyweds settling into a first apartment, an upstart launching a career, a family with a quiver full of children, or a widow navigating life without a spouse, the comfort of home is a stabilizing reality of life.”
The temptation to sin is inevitable when you are a sinful person living in a sinful world. But the actual committing of sin is by no means inevitable when you are made a saint through Christ Jesus. Learn to speak truth, God’s truth, to every temptation.
I’m grateful to Midwestern College for sponsoring the blog this week!
In Christianity, the answer to bad theology can never be no theology. It must be good theology.—Bruce Shelley