Laudable Linkage

Here are a few good reads from the last couple of weeks:

What if Jesus really DID rise?

Making Peace With the Wrath of God, a difficult concept for some to grasp.

In the Crosshairs of the Discernment Bloggers. This is a vital, valuable post in many ways. There are many sites, bloggers, forums, and even Facebook groups that set themselves as watchdogs for certain organizations, colleges, and individuals. The problem is they so often operate from a platform of bitterness (even while denying bitterness), interpret every nuance in the light they cast on it without conceding there may be another side to the story, and even make up facts some times. Discernment is highly valuable, but that’s not what they’re exercising.

Excellence or Faithfulness. I had to think over this one, as learning to strive for excellence has been life-changing for me, and I can’t stand when someone does a simple job sloppily. But reading this in context, I do agree: “Every man I know would much rather be married to a faithful woman who’s a fair cook, a competent housekeeper, a good mom, and a decent wife than a woman whose devotion to excellence in all things leaves her strung-out, uptight, and intolerant of herself and her family.”

Learning Quietly and Humbly.

Old Testament Law and the Charge of Inconsistency.

50 Ways to Love Your Son Well.

Why Christians Should Read Fiction.

More thoughts on literal Biblical womanhood.

9 Things You Should Know About Edith Schaeffer. There has been much written online about Edith since her recent death. I loved her book The Art of Homemaking in my early married days and always wanted to read something more from her and her husband, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Not a Waste of Time is an excerpt from her book, and Thank You, Edith is a tribute to her teaching and example.

Booker T. Washington on reading the Bible.

A letter to Victoria’s Secret from a father. Amen.

Nice “flashmob” featuring Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

This was neat:

And these Cat Special Forces were pretty funny:

Have a great weekend!

3 thoughts on “Laudable Linkage

  1. I’d read Randy Alcorn’s post on excellence vs. faithfulness earlier in the week and thought it was an interesting approach. Joni alluded to the same principle when she spoke at my church. Certainly thought-provoking!

    And thanks for the laughs with the cat videos. Animals are endlessly entertaining 😉

  2. I read that article on Challies (Discernment bloggers) and I thought he had some excellent points to make. I still think it’s important to have “watchdogs” because there is so much information floating out there that it’s hard to keep track of it for one’s self. But they do put a slant on things and it’s important to preserve a person’s character and reputation in so much as it is remotely possible to do so – thinking the best if an as-is possible. I did think Challies was extra hyped as he was a victim – which I can understand his reaction. And he really did have some good points to make! But I just wouldn’t dismiss the “watchdogs” outright.

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