Saturday, December 11, 2021
This week several articles and items have caught my attention. However, rather than let the things going on control the narrative, I am choosing things that hopefully will set it upward. Here’s this week’s weekly unwrap. Making every week like Christmas—with plenty to unwrap.
I enjoyed this treatment of the statement “you will be hated by all men” put in context by Ken Gentry. People form a martyr complex often by false interpretations of these verses. It does me well to remember what the text was saying, and then apply it from there. We should expect the gospel to make vast changes in this world, and turn enemies to friends progressively.
This was a fascinating find. It was thought-provoking to say the least. I am not prone to call people post-Christian though, but rather American as pagan and pre-Christian. Nonetheless, lots to think about here. And it is a very wonderful discovery of C.S. Lewis’ writing.
I was pleased to see this turn of events protecting our daughters and granddaughters from unethical practices of forcing them to war.
An unfortunate post about nativity scenes being second commandment violations this week was gladly interrupted by some mature Scriptural sense by Sproul. Though he be dead, he still speaks.
Brandon M. lightened my heart this week with his Twitter thread on optimillennialism. I can’t say I will use the term, but it sure makes sense. I’d love to do away with all labels sometimes, but they stick for a reason. Yet, this is definitely a contender.
Elf On A Shelf Fun (courtesy of Scott Hunt)
Pay Attention to the Signs
Ken Gentry’s blog explains how Joy to the World is about Christ’s first coming. It is interesting that the same folks who write about the nativity being a second commandment violation are writing online about Joy to the World not being about Christmas. Sorry, can’t steal our joy! (cf. John 16:22)
Caleb M. Powers had tweeted out that Pagan Philosophy is bad. Someone challenged him, but he rebutted it very well as stated below.
Tommy Biddi Bom Biddi Biddi Biddi Bommy @ThomoftheNorthAnd all good philosophy is Christian philosophy, even when done by pagans. https://t.co/s5ThsSSSkH
I thought Doctor Sandlin said it well here:
Don’t give up—even…
Forget the roundabouts! (Beer not endorsed)
That’s the unwrap this week. As always, set your mind on the things above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God! The truth is stronger still!