19 February 2016

This 'n' That

Are any of you as weary of all the political talk as I am? It is absolutely astonishing to me how caught up Christians get in these matters every single time another election rolls around. And all the worry and the commentary simply prove to demonstrate a functional doubt of God's sovereignty. I hate to break it to you, but even if Trump does get the Republican nomination (which, let's be honest, is likely a longshot), God knew it. Not only did He know it, but if it happens, He ordained it. True story. So please, please, please, please, stop allowing politics to consume your life and conversation.

What has been an unexpectedly helpful side effect of all this political nonsense is that I am slowly (or on some days, rather quickly), cleaning out my social media feeds. Yes, I have "unfollowed" or "muted" quite a few people in recent days. Unfortunately, I've found that I've had to unfollow for more than mere political commentary overload, however, and am selectively unfollowing so-called "discernment ministries" and other well-known Christian personalities. Some of these decisions were based on the publishing of inappropriate material and, when it comes to the discernment world, well, let's just say that it is really exhausting watching the same old ambulance chasers do/say/write the same old thing day after day after day.

Dr. Claw
On a completely random, unrelated, and strange note: I found myself wearing just one glove this week while I was cold but still needed full use of my other hand. It was weird and made me feel a little like Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget. I know, I know, technically Dr. Claw wore his gloves on both hands, but you rarely saw them both. Come on, fellow children of the 80s, do not pretend you don't know what I'm talking about.

On that bizarre note, it is finally Friday, and that means it is time for your ever-faithful, but slightly sparse, week in review (kind of):
  • Wow, I'm really shocked. I never would have seen this coming. Oh, wait...never mind.
  • Free ebook of A.W. Pink's The Sovereignty of God.
  • Foxes' Book of Martyrs is also free for Kindle as I write this.
  • You have to admit, it takes skills to be MIA from work for 6 years without anyone knowing it. Or it just takes a completely disheveled place of employment.
  • Lyndon Unger continues his series on modesty.
  • Here is your weekly dose of adorable. (Thanks, Paula!)
  • I haven't read this yet, but have seen a lot of folks linking to this New York Times piece on the prosperity gospel.
  • Wholly holy:


  1. Thank you for directness, sharpness, continued love of the truth and showing that Godly women do exist who are reformed and evangelical :) Matt, UK

  2. Let me second Matt's comment.



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