Tag Archives: Culture

The Message of Hair

Recently, I was striding through a mall at a fairly rapid gait when I paused to read a brief paragraph written below the sign for a hair stylist. It was a trendy little shop–actually more of a kiosk. Had I … Continue reading

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Is Music Immune?

If Christians recognize anti-biblical values in just about every cultural matter, why do they assume that music alone is immune from this cultural decay? Ken Myers as quoted by Scott Aniol

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What is Culture?

Tim Keller’s praise for D. A. Carson’s new book on culture demonstrates the importance of the term in question: “There is no more crucial issue facing us today than the relationship of the church and the gospel to contemporary culture.” … Continue reading

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A Hint from a Jury Summons

Thus, my jury summons for 29 May 2013, “Do not wear shorts.” To fulfill my duty as a resident of Illinois, I have to take a day off work, travel downtown, and be prepared to serve as a responsible member … Continue reading

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How Powerful is Common Grace?

A friend wrote to me recently: We’ve spoken of this often, but I still struggle with the teaching of Total Depravity whereby, it is asserted, sin affects everything, including the mind on spiritual and earthly matters. Practically speaking, I am … Continue reading

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Extra-biblical Ethics

Sometimes Sola Scriptura is turned on its head to mean we are only required to do what can be explicitly proof-texted from the Bible. The argument seems to be: without a specific statement from Scripture, then we are free to … Continue reading

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WORLD | The media and President Obama’s view through a Gosnell lens | Ken Blackwell | April 16, 2013

WORLD | The media and President Obama’s view through a Gosnell lens | Ken Blackwell | April 16, 2013. Mariners have been familiar with the Fresnel lens for nearly two centuries. It refracts light from a lighthouse to magnify the … Continue reading

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Keeping the Tyrants Straight

Keeping the Tyrants Straight, from a recent post by Amy. Here’s a recent conversation at our house: Seth: I have to go to a funeral tomorrow. Amy: Oh! Who died? Seth: Hitler’s mom. Amy: Ohhh. That’s too bad. Seth: No, … Continue reading

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How to Evaluate Movies

While looking for a source today, I came across chapter 3 of a book by John Frame where he offers 12 ways to judge films. Left unstirred by his list, I compiled a few questions myself to ask about movies. … Continue reading

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