- Abuse Does Not TAke Away Use: One of the most important rules I’ve learned in my theological studies is abusus non tollit usum—”abuse does not take away use.” Basically, fire can destroy, but it’s also good for cooking or keeping your home warm; an oxygen mask can still save your life, even if someone choked you with one; scalpels still cut out cancer, even if someone got injured with one. In the same way, doctrines can still be good, true, beautiful, and helpful despite the ways they’ve been abused or misconstrued in the past. (The Gospel Coalition)
- What Makes America So Prone to Intervention? A conversation with Stanley Hauerwas, pacifist theologian, on Syria and why “humanitarianism” is a red herring. (The Atlantic)
- How to Find the Time for That Important Project: Almost everyone has some important project they can’t seem to get to. Maybe it’s starting a blog, writing a book, or launching a new business initiative. You just can’t seem to find the time to tackle it. (Michael Hyatt)
- The History and Psychology of Clowns Being Scary: You aren’t alone in your fear of makeup-clad entertainers; people have been frightened by clowns for centuries. (Smithsonian)
Just for Fun
- I think this might be the first time I’ve posted an ad for a beer commercial here. But if you watch it, you’ll see why.