14 July 2017

This 'n' That

Sometimes I use talk-to-text to compose these introductions during my Thursday evening commute. What follows are my observations from last night.

Why is this person riding his brake? There's no reason to and yet there he is braking all the way down the street. Why is he driving in the middle of the road? Doesn't he know that there are two lanes? How did I end up behind this person? More importantly, how can I get around him?

Oh look, the Catholic Church wants me to call them if I have questions about the Catholic faith. I bet their phones are ringing off the hook.

Looks like the Methodist church is hosting this year's Global Leadership Summit… Again. Sigh. That is profoundly unsurprising.

Why is the stoplight lasting so long, especially when there's no one coming from the other direction?

Ooh, Wendy's has 50¢ Frosties! I can't have dairy, but those of you who can should take advantage of that deal!

Well, there you have it, a little insight into my life. I apologize that there's no spiritual application today, but I'd have to do some pretty intense stretching to make that happen. There is this, though: God, in His sovereign providence, knew that I'd be lacking for material this week, and so, just to test my readers' loyalty, He (thankfully) allowed me to have an uneventful commute so that I could share these unremarkable and un-motivating observations. Yes, God is sovereign even over the mundane!

Now that you've seen how utterly un-interesting my real life is, why not take some time to immerse yourself in something a bit more intriguing as you enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • Eugene Peterson has "changed his mind" on same-sex issues and gay marriage. Really? Anyone who has read his atrocious rendering of the Bible (aka, The Message) knows that he has long skirted and softened the edges on such issues.
  • Wait, wait, wait! He changed his mind again!
  • The salvation package; now that's a good gift!
  • I've only read part one of this, but I fear that the patriarchal mindset described in this article may permeate more than those groups that outwardly identify with the movement.
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable (thank, James!).
  • This is one of the dumbest things I read this week. Matthew 23:23-24, anyone?
  • If drinking more coffee leads to a longer life, I may never die. Four cups a day, at least.
  • Now you know.
  • Have today's evangelicals become Marcionite in their thinking and practice?
  • Tom Pennington guides us through a virtual tour of the Reformation:

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