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Weekend A La Carte (August 24)

There’s a handful of Kindle deals to look at today.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Care of Souls)


Keeping Desire and Temptation in Their Place

These are key terms to know and distinguish. “In the history of theological debate, one of the most important steps towards doctrinal clarity involves getting the terminology right. The ancient church sorted through the Trinitarian debate by clarifying the distinction between ‘essence’ and ‘person.”‘ Likewise, the Reformation haggled over the proper meaning of ‘righteousness’ and ‘justification.’ A similar need has now arisen in 21st century, as Christians respond to the sexual challenges of postmodernity. In this case, the key terms are ‘desire’ and ‘temptation.’”

Celebrate Sexual Ethics. Don’t Apologize for Them

“We have nothing to apologize for. On the contrary, the orthodox vision of human sexuality is abundantly good, true, and beautiful and points toward health and healing. It’s key to discipleship inside the church.”

That Time Two Comic Artist Independently Created Dennis the Menace on the Same Day an Ocean Apart

This is the strangest thing. “Two comic artists based in the UK and US respectively somehow both created Dennis the Menace at almost the same time, with the first editions of each published on the exact same day, despite neither one knowing anything about what the other was doing.”

Mr. Thompson and the Vicar Rebrand (Video)

In this video by Lutheran Satire, “Mr. Thompson and the Vicar are terribly troubled that nary a one of their new neighbors is joining them for holy worship. But fear not! They’ve got a brilliant plan for revitalizing their ministry.” Their plan is all too common.

9 Steps Toward Apostasy

Take heed!

The Deepfake Artists Must be Stopped 

Jordan Peterson brings our attention  to what could be a growing problem and one that threatens to undermine our confidence in truth. “Wake up. The sanctity of your voice, and your image, is at serious risk. It’s hard to imagine a more serious challenge to the sense of shared, reliable reality that keeps us linked together in relative peace. The deepfake artists need to be stopped, using whatever legal means are necessary, as soon as possible.”

From Gay to Gospel: The Fascinating Story of Becket Cook

Ten years ago, Becket Cook was a gay man in Hollywood who had achieved great success as a set designer in the fashion industry. He worked with stars and supermodels, from Natalie Portman to Claudia Schiffer, traveling the world to design photo shoots for the likes of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. He attended award shows and parties at the homes of Paris Hilton and Prince. He spent summers swimming in Drew Barrymore’s pool.  A decade later, Cook has moved on from that life—and he doesn’t miss it. “

Flashback: The Rise of Digital Technologies and the Decline of Reading

There was once a time reading came easy, but now it seems to be hard. The difference, they say, is all these new technologies. So it must be technology’s fault, right?

The Bible tells us that we’re not a mistake or even just a pleasant surprise. We are wanted. We are the planned offspring of the God of love and he longs to share his life with us. —Glen Scrivener

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