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.
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.
- The Grace to You blog looks at Romans 10:13.
- Lyndon Unger continues his series on modesty.
- Here is your weekly dose of adorable. (Thanks, Paula!)
- When Scripture loses its authority.
- I haven't read this yet, but have seen a lot of folks linking to this New York Times piece on the prosperity gospel.
- What in the world is a "minister of happiness"? Does anyone else see a bit of irony in this story?
- Wholly holy: