Theology resources on sale
Over at Westminster Bookstore, you can get three excellent books for $20 while supplies last:
- Resurrection and Eschatology: Theology in Service of the Church: Essays in Honor of Richard B. Gaffin Jr.
- Collected Writings on Scripture by D.A. Carson
- For the Fame of God’s Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper
When we become eager to enact God’s wrath through personal vengeance, it’s often because we distrust God’s ability to deal with injustice Himself. Or we distrust Him to do it in a way that satisfies us. When we lash out, fight back, take up zealous causes, angrily pontificate, feud on Facebook, tsk-tsk on Twitter, and berate on blogs, aren’t we, in essence, saying God needs us to set people straight? All too often what we’re really protecting isn’t God’s honor, but our reputation or influence.
So, here’s a proposition: The novel was an art form—the art form—of the modern Protestant West, and as the main strength of established Protestant Christendom began to fail in Europe and the United States in recent decades, so did the cultural importance of the novel.
The proposition begins to unravel as soon as we offer it, of course.
The Hobbit: how it should have ended
This is a must-listen.
Brandon Smith shares from Kevin Vanhoozer’s Is There a Meaning in This Text?
Obviously, I never knew the guy personally, so I can’t speak to his kindness in real life or his Christian faith (though he did go to seminary with R.C. Sproul and was a Presbyterian minister for a time). But, I get the sense Fred Rogers was a genuinely kind, good-natured person.
What would it look like if Christians treated their real neighbors with as much kindness as Mr. Rogers treated his fake ones?