Why this Evangelical is staying out of the Trump wars | David Rupert

People on all sides are looking to exploit the Christian voice. They want to use is and I think it’s a trap. The church is a unifying influence on our planet, bringing progress and justice. But divided? We fall. Vultures are seeking to divide Christians the same way they have divided Americans.
— Read on www.patheos.com/blogs/davidrupert/why-this-evangelical-is-staying-out-of-the-trump-wars/

I agree with David on this topic. It’s a trap.

Darlings : Essays in Idleness

Darlings
A woman who has the management of a household, all the tasks associated with that, plus the charge of, say, four or more children, along with the home-schooling of each of them, is not a hero. She is called to be a heroine, as we say or said in good English. To make her gender-neutral is to diminish her, for she is doing something only she can do, and she is a she. A man would need assistance.
— Read on www.davidwarrenonline.com/2019/12/11/darlings/

Does it matter that Jesus wasn’t born in a stable? | Psephizo

… the ‘traditional’ reading that Jesus was born in a stable actually distorts the story of Jesus’ birth, and mutes the central message of the Christmas story—that Jesus wasn’t born in a place where we can happily visit once a year, and then forget about. Rather, he comes to the centre of human life, and cannot so easily be romanticised or ignored.
— Read on www.psephizo.com/biblical-studies/does-it-matter-that-jesus-wasnt-born-in-a-stable/

Responding to the False Dichotomy on the Age of the Earth – Naturalis Historia

It is possible to overcome the dogma generated by our cultural and theological backgrounds.  We do this not by giving up truth.  Rather it is about discovering a better way that doesn’t require abandoning the faith nor blind acceptance of dogmatic interpretations of Scripture by some Christian apologists.  In other words, by realizing that our original choice was not between truth and error but between two errors.
— Read on thenaturalhistorian.com/2019/11/25/responding-to-the-false-dichotomy-on-the-age-of-the-earth/