- Against Empathy -- "It is worth expanding on the difference between empathy and compassion, because some of empathy’s biggest fans are confused on this point and think that the only force that can motivate kindness is empathetic arousal."
- A ‘monument’ to black people massacred 100 years ago in Arkansas reeks of the hypocrisy Jesus condemned -- "A century later, white people who claim to be “progressive” intend to “dedicate” a “memorial” to the Elaine victims in the very place where the massacre was organized and the lie to cover it up was published."
- A Song Without Words -- "In 2017, photographer Johnathon Kelso began a project to test himself and his faith. This white Florida native decided to document lynching sites in six Southern states and to talk with the victims’ descendants."
- Apex man found dead at bottom of stairs, with dead cat in freezer, suffered stroke -- "...a man found dead at the bottom of a staircase in Apex died after having a stroke, getting tangled in his Christmas lights and landing on a pet kitten."
- Baptist church calls transgender pastor -- "Members of an Ohio congregation are inviting the community to a Sept. 8 worship service officially welcoming one of the few openly transgender Baptist ministers as their new pastor."
- Cultural Marxism in Modern Society… -- "I think education is in and of itself a good thing and should not be about social engineering in some kind of Brave New World dystopia."
- Does Ephesians 5:21 teach mutual submission? -- "It teaches that husbands are to love their wives self-sacrificially and that wives are to follow the leadership of their husbands."
- Does the New King James Version Deviate from the Textus Receptus, the Text Behind the King James Version? -- "I’m going to give you several examples just so that you can have that at your finger tips."
- Hellfire and Brimstone: Interpreting the New Testament’s Descriptions of Hell -- "People interpret the ghastly descriptions of darkness, fire, and suffering in at least three ways."
- How to Preach So That Disciples Persevere: An Example in Acts 14:21–22 -- "In Acts 14:22, we see the content of the preaching of Paul and Barnabas to churches that needed to persevere in the face of persecution."
- In Ministry, Joy and Sorrow Don’t Cancel Each Other Out -- "...I realized that joy and sorrow don’t cancel each other out, like values on opposite sides of a spiritual balance sheet, but rather that both can be important expressions of Christ’s love."
- Panera Bread’s Socialist ‘Pay What You Want’ Experiment Fails Miserably -- "Panera Bread has shuttered the last of its ideologically driven “pay what you want” restaurants."
- Submitting to Each Other: A Response to Denny Burk -- "The most straightforward reading of Eph 5:21‑6:10 is that God does require mutual submission, but that mutual submission is fully compatible with the exercise of authority."
- Texas gov’t officials seize 4-year-old homeschooler after parents ask doctor for second opinion -- "After almost two months, multiple court appearances, and the admission of CPS in court that they had not met all of the necessary requirements for removing Drake, the Pardos are tragically still separated from their young son over a claim of “medical negligence”."
- 3 Ways Baptism & the Lord’s Supper Ought to Shape our Monday through Saturday -- "Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are not hermetically sealed events in the life of the church—“flash in the pan” moments that interrupt our regular routine of worship."
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Against Empathy, and other links
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