Yes, I’m a Star Wars fan. Maybe not JJ Abrams level, “dressing as an Ewok for Halloween” type fan, but still.
At The Gospel Coalition’s recent National Women’s Conference, Don Carson picked up on an article of mine about “The god of Open Options“, originally published in Christianity Today under the title “Imprisoned By Choice”.
Are you worshipping the god of Open Options?
Prometheus is a film about parental neglect and abuse – on a cosmic scale. Could it be that the Father Ridley Scott longs for is closer than he thinks?
There was something about Christopher Hitchens that Christians liked.
I’ve been reading Edward T. Welch’s When People Are Big And God Is Small. In it, he says this: We know that we are created to live in relationship with other people, and in these relationships we are to love, encourage, and comfort each other, but is the purpose of these relationships to bolster our self-esteem?
Christopher Hitchens is battling stage 4 cancer. “And the thing to note about stage 4,” he observes dryly in a recent interview, “is that there is no stage 5.” As a passionate atheist, he doesn’t believe in an afterlife. Which makes the prospect of death all the more frightening to him:
Today in 1758, Jonathan Edwards died. Not many books have caused me to sob audibly, and even fewer while reading in a public library, but Edwards’ Images or Shadows of Divine Things is just such a book.
“Let me hear you make decisions / Without your television, / Let me hear you speaking just for me.” The line is from Depeche Mode’s Stripped, and I’m surprised it doesn’t turn up more often in manuals for effective preaching.
“Mean spirited”. That’s how Tom Hanks and Robert Downey-Junior described the presenting style of Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes last Sunday.