Shopping for Spouses

I’ve always disliked the phrase “soul mates” and the notion of “finding the right one”. No one is inherently the right one for me. And worse yet, I am not the solution to anyone else’s problems. We are all hopelessly broken creatures. Marriage is not a destination, it is a point of beginning. But today we see courtship as the process of seeking a person who will affirm me and make me happy.

The bottom line is that we have ultimately brought consumerism into marriage. How hopelessly shallow.

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Halloween – The Great Omission?

 

If you’re looking for another Halloween-hating post, you should probably stop reading.

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Do all roads (and flights) lead to God?

On a weekend when the world remembers the 9/11 that made that date infamous, many questions remain unanswered.

My concern is that there are answers that remain unquestioned.

 

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What I’m Reading

Following are a few of the blog posts I have starred lately.

China’s abortion policy: “Boon” or “Gendercide”? – Great quote: The one-child policy brings many benefits for girls ‘but they have to be born first.’”

Why OEC vs YEC? – Interesting discussion topic, but hasn’t enough blood been shed? Let’s draw the lines at Mere Christianity, and show some charity on the other topics.

Apologetics Makes a Comeback Among Youth – More confirmation. Great to see!

Why should Christians study church history? – This is a favorite topic of mine, and this post illustrates the importance perfectly.

Does the Bible Encourage Blind Faith? – Brief video that does a good job explaining the true nature of faith.

 

 

 

Experiencing the Symphony

How ought we to read the Bible?

In this video, N.T. Wright reflects on the way we read the Bible.

Some great highlights:

  • The best way to read the Bible:  frequently and thoroughly
  • We don’t experience symphonies in 10-bar chunks. Why ought we think the Bible can be properly experienced in bite-sized pieces?
  • The closer we get to a small window, the greater the panorama we are able to see. We should approach the Bible in the same way so that we see the whole sweep of scripture.
  • We easily get engrossed in a novel or a movie for hours at a time. Why then have so few experienced a book of the Bible in one sitting?
  • Have you ever wrestled with an entire book, or do you just pull out verses that appeal to you?

 

There is a lot more good advice in this short piece.

Question: What stood out to you?
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