OK. I’m setting up my blog to be more of a private microblog that posts automatically to Twitter. The Jetpack app used by WordPress natively can apparently only publish the title and link. But a microblog doesn’t need titles.
It’s time for real Christians to come out of the closet.
It’s kind of amazing that Peter is the one who had the whole experience with Simon the Tanner and Cornelius, yet Paul was the apostle to the gentiles.
At one level, this is quite a fun exercise—but at another it is deadly serious, and offers key insights into Jesus as he is depicted in the gospels, and our interpretation of him.
— Read on www.psephizo.com/biblical-studies/how-to-choose-your-own-personal-jesus/
A Plea to Pastors and Theologians who Preach on Social Media – Naturalis Historia
— Read on thenaturalhistorian.com/2020/01/21/a-plea-to-pastors-and-theologians-who-preach-on-social-media/
Increasingly, I have lost respect for many pastors and theologians that I either know personally, have heard speak or whose books and articles I have read. Before encountering these individuals on social media I believed them to be discerning exegetes and trusted sources of information as they applied the scriptures to many social, political and scientific issues of our day. But observing these same people on social media routinely sharing fake news that two minutes of Internet searching and reading would debunk, engaging in debates using fallacious argumentation, and painting uncharitable caricatures of social and political leaders is disheartening. As a result I have been unfriending and unfollowing social media friends that engage in such behavior online
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.
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/
Y’all Version – English 2nd Person Plural Southern/Texan
— Read on yallversion.com/
You can be a servant of God.
Or, you can be a manipulator of people.
I don’t see how you can be both.
… 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/