Saturday Snippets (March 5)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

CULTURAL-CRUSADING COMPLEMENTARIANISM

“As a complementarian, my issue with this wider world-encompassing view of this doctrine is its over-application of what the biblical text actually says. And so, if we take Piper’s now infamous comments on female police officers, I am immediately driven to the question: where did he get that from the text?”

Sexism Wrapped in Theological Jargon

“This is a serious issue because people are taking good and solid biblical positions beyond what the Bible actually says.”

SEND Issue #2

An online magazine with a Collection of Articles for the Glory of God and the Good of His People.

Preaching Series: Six Strengths

“Some churches always preach sermons in a series. Some churches never do. Here are six strengths of well-planned series”

Fearing Fear Itself

“David doesn’t stand still in the valley of the shadow of death. He walks through it. Evil and the threat of it could cause paralyzing fear. But the reality of God’s presence and protection is enough! Oh, that the same reality and faith would blossom and motivate us as well, as we walk maybe not through the valley of the shadow of death always, but through the valleys and sloughs of our own daily life.”

WHEN EVIL IS CALLED GOOD

An interesting read of recent events in the US.

Why People Don’t Leave Social Media

“Social media makes us unhappy. Or, more precisely, social media increases unhappiness for many of us. I spend a lot of time interacting with University students, many of whom are becoming aware that their use of social media is bad for them, or that smartphones are destructive influences in their lives.”

A Word on Gender and Sex

“It was once commonly understood that “gender” was a socially constructed extension of the deeper and more stable reality of biological sex. Nowadays, “gender” is treated as something independent of biological sex, and indeed something more fundamental and important than biological sex. This is a problem because the concepts of “sex” and “gender” are inevitably involved in the way we order society.”

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