Flotsam & Jetsam (8/16)

MovieByte: Looper – Sure, it could be a dud, but I’m sharing Draper’s optimism on this one. Sci-Fi is awesome. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is awesome. And of course, Bruce Willis is awesome. Put all three together, and Looper has the potential to be one heckuva movie.

Christ and Him Crucified – An excellent video from Pastor Jon Cardwell.

“All Men Are Created Equal” – Nathaniel Darnell writes, “When the Founders of the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence, they meant that all men were equally under the authority of God. They meant that all men were equally accountable to God’s Law.”

John MacArthur on Predestination – Courtesy of Michael Wright.

Mercy Ministry Mini-Reviews – Persis shares her thoughts on three books: Keller’s Ministries of Mercy, Lupton’s Toxic Charity (one I would very much like to read), and Corbett’s When Helping Hurts.

What’s Wrong With Patriarchy? – Good stuff. D.A. Carson observes, “In their defense of complementarianism, several Council members in The Gospel Coalition have been known to preface their remarks with the insistence that complementarianism is not to be confused with either patriarchalism or with mere traditionalism in men/women relationships. To some observers, however, all three expressions are roughly synonymous. So why do we insist on the difference?”

The Glory of Heaven – I haven’t listened to this yet, but it sounds excellent.

BPR: The Bourne Legacy – Ethan Hansen reviews the latest Bourne film. The original trilogy (starring Matt Damon) is one of my favorites, and I think it’s gonna be hard for this reboot to match it in excellence. Still, I’m planning to see it. Jeremy Renner as a super-spy is hard to pass up.

Because Of His Grace… – Terrific, as usual.

The FRC Shooting and the Vocation of a Hero – Great post by Joe Carter: “As C.S. Lewis once said, ‘Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means, at the point of highest reality.’ Today, at the point of highest reality, when a dull desk job called for the vocation of a hero, Leo showed he had the form of every virtue. He was willing to lay down his life to protect those he served.”

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” – Mark Twain


5 thoughts on “Flotsam & Jetsam (8/16)”

  1. So, Darnell is still alive and kicking, huh? He hasn’t posted on his blog for ages. :D At least, he hadn’t last I checked. (almost everybody calls him “Darnell” instead of “Nathaniel”!)

    “The Glory of Heaven – I haven’t listened to this yet, but it sounds excellent.”
    HA! I get it. Har. Har. Har. Har. Even though you didn’t mean it as a joke, I take it as one. Har. har. har. (I’ve been reading too much Patrick McManus…..you’d like him)

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