June Book Giveaway – This month, Persis is giving away 2 copies of The Mortification of Sin by John Owen.
Movieology: X-Men: First Class – Joseph Darnell addresses the evolutionary worldview exhibited in the recent Marvel film: “This historically fictitious depiction of the Cold War broaches a critical issue: is there such a thing as good and evil from in the evolutionary worldview? Magneto and Professor X say there is (yet they cannot agree on what morality should be), and the villainous mutant, the ever consistent darwinian Sebastian Shaw, says that ‘it’s survival of the fittest.’ What does it mean to be a ‘hero’ in a world without absolutes?”
The Government at Work – Gotta love it.
Advice For Writers (Pt 1) – From Alan Jacobs: “Writing is hard work… and there is much truth in Thomas Mann’s comment that a writer is someone who finds writing harder than other people do — but it’s not some uniquely gruesome or debilitating grind. If you find writing that horrifying you should probably do something else.” (HT Challies)
How to Make Online Friends in a Real World – From Becky over at Daily On My Way To Heaven.
Photoshopping God – “The Bible offers a complex, full-orbed view of God. And though this full-orbed view of God is sometimes difficult for us to put together, it is exactly how God has revealed himself. We do ourselves no favors, and we do God no favor, by airbrushing the picture.”
Girl Power – From the folks at the Sacred Sandwich.
“Writing is a socially acceptable form
of schizophrenia.” ~ E.L. Doctorow