Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thus & Such, Vol. 6

1. "Sadly, far too many professing Christians seem to have both feet in each election - which is a profound failure of identity.  We are genuinely citizens here, yes, but those truly united to Jesus have a deeper and more durable belonging, the benefits of which will far outstrip any other citizenship we have."  Need help keeping an eternal perspective, and keeping the upcoming election in perspective?  Then read this article.

2. "Zombies are horrifying not simply because they're mean and aggressive.  They are horrifying because they represent what ought to repulse us: the rotting decay of death.  But they still walk.  And, beyond that, they still crave.  In their search for human brains, they are driven along by their appetites, though always under the sway of a slavemaster's will.  Here's an interesting comparison of the state of living as a zombie with the state of living as a lost sinner.  Yes, you read that correctly.  More surprisingly, the article is written by Russell Moore.  It's interesting.  Check it out.  

3. "Imagine if I said, 'Don't like slavery?  Then don't own a slave.'  Or, 'Don't like spousal abuse?  Then don't beat your wife!'"  This is part of Scott Klusendorf's response to the question, "Don't like abortion?  Then don't have one."  Scott has literally done more thinking about the abortion issue than probably anyone else in the country.  The guy is a genius, and his insight on how to approach the abortion argument is invaluable.  In this article, he attempts to explain why people are pro-choice.

4. "In some schools, it's the football players doing the bullying.  At Queen Creek, they're stopping it.  And not with fists - with straight-up love for a kid most teenage football players wouldn't even notice, much less hang out with."  This article wins the "Feel-Good Story of the Year" award.  Definitely worth the read.  I especially appreciate the little brother's comment at the end: "Mom, I got this."

5. "One of the greatest crimes of this generation of Christians is its neglect of the gospel, and it is from this neglect that all our other maladies spring forth."  This is taken from the back cover of Paul Washer's newest (first?) full-length book, The Gospel's Power and Message.  I bought it as soon as it was available, and am looking forward to reading it.  Not familiar with Paul Washer?  You should be.

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