For those of you who still bother with this sorely neglected place, I contributed to the May Guest Series at Torrey Gazette. If you’re in the mood for something indignant, I wrote a few paragraphs about outrage and hypocrisy. Meanwhile, this post and its brother are my attempt to convince you to watch the best superhero show ever made.
Enjoy. Or don’t. It’s entirely up to you.
The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell
Ostensibly like Flannery O’Connor with zombies. That’s all I needed to know before buying a copy, and it’s pretty ruddy great so far.
To A Thousand Generations by Douglas Wilson
“In arguing for biblical infant baptism, it is not sufficient for us to say that infant baptism is merely consistent with the Scriptures, or that a biblical case can be made for it… we must be content with nothing less than a clear biblical case requiring infant baptism.” Read it once already. Time for another go.
Macbeth by Shakespeare
To read or not to read: there is no question.
The Case for Covenant Communion edited by Greg Strawbridge
A sterling collection of essays from the likes of Tim Gallant, Jeffrey Meyers, and R.C. Sproul, Jr. (Hardcopies are pricey, but a PDF version is available here.)
Men and Marriage by George Gilder
According to a less than favorable Amazon review, Mr. Gilder is something of a chauvinist pig. Eager to see just how sexist this proponent of family/marriage/traditional gender roles really is.
What’s on your bookshelf right now?
Culture War – “If you want a naval war, you have to build ships, and if you want a culture war, you have to build a culture. And whether it is Rome or any other city, it is not done in a day.”
‘Lullaby for a Nameless Child’ – Powerful: “Too small to run, too weak to fight/Too young to know a warning/Like thieves they caught you in the night/And stole away the morning…”
Indiana: A Religious Liberty Bellweather – An excellent piece by Rod Dreher on the controversy over Indiana’s religious freedom law.
007 ‘Spectre’ Official Teaser Trailer – Two words: Christoph Waltz.
Not That Bright – A good reminder from DeYoung: “You don’t have to bear the burdens of the planet, just bear witness to the one who can. You don’t have die for the sins of the world, just introduce people to the one who has.”
“The good deeds of men are always accompanied by an all defiling, all destroying pride that whispers, ‘My name be hallowed.'”
“[God] teaches us that unless we are converted and become like these weak ones, we cannot enter the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 18:3). The model of saving faith is not yours or mine, but your child’s. Because salvation is not about us and our capacities; it is about God’s power and grace.”
– Tim Gallant, ‘The Kingdom of God and Children’