06 November 2015

This 'n' That

I have to admit, there are a lot of weeks that I struggle to compile this post. Time constraints aside, these days I simply am finding less and less of interest on the internet. I don't think I'm alone in saying that many of us are weary by now of all the discernment blogs and their tendency to act like the proverbial dog with a bone. Yes, we get it, it is a bad idea to listen to so-and-so. Let's move on, shall we? As for so-called "Christian" media, well…one look at The Christian Post tells you that it's simply a waste of time. Not to mention that, for some reason, every time I visit The Christian Post website, my computer basically freezes and remains utterly useless until I can finally close out of the page. It's a sign. Clearly that website is possessed and is trying to possess my computer. Thankfully, my electronics are safeguarded against such demonic possession by means of Osteen-anointed holy water (and on that note, this article from 15 years ago is mildly hilarious).

I couldn't have staged this
photo better myself.
And forget about finding anything of import on Facebook. This week I posted on Facebook and Twitter: "Honest question for all of us: Does your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram timeline scream, "Hey, look at ME!"? If so, it might be time to reassess." It's true, isn't it? Nothing feeds our narcissism like dozens of people "liking" a picture of us, our children, or our latest achievement. But…that topic is a soapbox for another time...

But don't worry, I've not yet acquired the opinion that the internet is downright evil. It is, after all, my primary forum, so I best not bite the hand that feeds me (even though it doesn't actually feed me). Further, there are bits and pieces of interest floating about, as evidenced by this list each Friday. And let's face it, it just wouldn't be Friday without it, would it? So as you welcome autumn into your home, why not grab a piece of pie, a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa, and sit back to enjoy your week in review (kind of):

  • Truth be told, I wouldn't want this guy in my neighborhood, either. And no, Christian, this is not an example of persecution for the faith. Just ask the Santa Claus that is apparently also part of this guy's Christmas display. Also, could someone please tell me how it is that Todd Starnes passes for a journalist with subjective reporting like this?
  • So, as it turns out, if you are offering sacrifices, you aren't actually a Christian.
  • And look, here's some more people who call themselves Christians but who are actually pagans.
  • Just in case you're wondering.
  • I am definitely getting on the wait list for this.
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • What is the one of the most terrifying things God can do?
  • You will want to download this free book.
  • This should be titled, "Why every Christian should read J.C. Ryle." Ryle's not just for seminary students!
  • Ah, got it. It all makes sense now. How could I ever have thought Jonathan Cahn was a hack?
  • I really like the questions Aimee Byrd is asking here. Where are the mature women writers?
  • Steve Kreloff begins a short series on Psalm 51 and genuine repentance:


  1. Interestingly, our pastor has also been preaching through Ruth.

  2. I love your Friday This 'n That and look forward to it every week. I enjoy your own writing as much as I enjoy the links.

    - Deborah


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