Flotsam and jetsam (10/3)

Biblioburro - Books + burro = awesome.

Good Reads

  • The Puritans Are Not that Precious: We need to understand this. It’s a commonplace Christian assertion that if we believe the right things we ought to do the right things. Then we’re perplexed when either people who believe the right things actually do vile things, or people with supposedly faulty theology actually live better than the orthodox. We’re left groping for explanations and defenses.
  • How Do I Dispose of a Bible? Is disposing of a Bible similar to disposing of a flag, a ritual surrounded by rules and etiquette, or is it just like disposing of yesterday’s newspaper? Maybe it is a little bit of both.
  • How Biblical Is Biblical Counseling? The unfortunate narrowing of “biblical” in “biblical counseling” results from a limited view of the sufficiency of Scripture; it takes the sufficiency of Scripture to mean that Scripture is all we use in counseling and that to include any other resource introduces unmanageable danger.
  • I’m Spiritual But Not Religious Is a Cop-Out: The increasingly common refrain that “I’m spiritual, but not religious,” represents some of the most retrogressive aspects of contemporary society. The spiritual but not religious “movement” – an inappropriate term as that would suggest some collective, organizational aspect – highlights the implosion of belief that has struck at the heart of Western society.

Other Info

  • Schaeffer at 100: The new edition of Credo Magazine takes a look at Francis Schaeffer.

 Just for Fun   

  • If you’ve somehow managed to miss the Gangnam Style epidemic sweeping the country, you might want to check out the original video. It’s an experience unto itself. But even better is this acoustic version from Korean band RaOn. Definitely worth watching.

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