“I promise you we will find a pathway from William Wordsworth to the wife of Kanye West – surely the very definition of a road to nowhere”

Source » Carl Trueman lecture on “unacknowledged legislators: from William Wordsworth to Kim Kardashian:” Christians tend to do one of two things when faced with a challenge to their faith: They either focus on the presenting symptom and fail to see that symptom is resting on deeper wider causes. Or they…

Choosing to be tech-wise with your kids

Choosing to be tech-wise with your kids Before I got my driver’s license, my dad scratched out a hand-written contract (of sorts) that outlined what I committed to doing and not doing behind the wheel. Writing and cutting/pasting ideas from several sources,1 I put together the same…

A rule of life

Source » Praxislabs.org: The use of a rule of life — a set of practices to guard our habits and guide our lives — goes at least back to the Old Testament figure Daniel. As an exile, Daniel was in an unfamiliar cultural context that provided no support for the practice of…

“A letter to my brothers”

Source » Beth Moore: I’m asking for your [male church leaders] increased awareness of some of the skewed attitudes many of your sisters encounter. Many churches quick to teach submission are often slow to point out that women were also among the followers of Christ (Luke 8), that the first…

“The hope that moms don’t need”

Source » Maggie Combs for the TGC: But moms tend to put their hopes in long (okay, short) naps, obedient children, clean homes, successful goals, and ever-elusive alone time. These transient hopes may encourage for a moment, but they crumble at the first sign of pressure. Motherhood is a physical, emotional,…

Whose image is this?

Source » Andy Crouch on Mark 12:13-17 and its application to the U.S. Constitution’s three-fifths compromise: Jesus asks for a coin and asks the seemingly innocent question: “Whose image [Greek, eikōn] is this? Whose title?” But the question is not innocent. Caesar has made the coin, imprinting his…