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Saturday Selections – Feb 10, 2018

What does a kind husband look like?

Some thoughts on the lies that husbands can tell about God in the way they treat their wives, and five characteristics of a kind husband.

On costly grace…

Rachel Denhollander made news around the world for the words of condemnation and grace she offered at the trial of Larry Nassar, her abuser. In both instances she pointed Nassar to God: how he stands utterly condemned before a wrathful and just God who will mete out what Nassar deserves, but that should Nassar ever truly face and be crushed by the evil he has done, he can experience the grace and forgiveness of Jesus.

…and an inwardly blind Church

David Murray reflects on an aspect of the Rachel Denhollander account that didn’t receive much coverage – how she noted that her advocacy for sexually abused victims had the result that she “lost her church.” She argued that, due to poor theology, much of the conservative Christian church is not able to see the evil happening within its own doors.

Euthanasia decision raises question of the purpose behind health regulations

The government doesn’t allow just anyone to call themselves a doctor, and the reason for that regulative restriction was supposed to be safety – we don’t want just anyone performing surgery. But if medical regulations used to be about keeping out the dangerous, they are now being used to keep out the disagreeing. Disagree with the government on euthanasia and they’ll use their regulations to exclude you from practicing medicine. No matter than you aren’t even a bit dangerous.

Understanding Gov’t with a biblical understanding of human nature

On why government has to be limited….

More on  Chip and Joanna Gaines and whether they’re wrecking the earth

Overpopulation proponents are worried about having too many people on the planet. That’s why Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines encountered criticism when they announced they were pregnant with child #5. But as E. Calvin Beisner explains, this criticism is baseless for biblical and empirical reasons.


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