This has been a crazy week in our little household. Our son turned seven (what? how? when?) on Wednesday, and I have caught whatever lovely cold is running rampant around here. Our homeschool community also started up again, so I had to prepare for class, which I haven’t had to do since before Thanksgiving. Since I’m trying to read more books, as well, I have been reading less online. But here is what I think is worth your time today!
Dr. Joshua Trock is continuing his series at Pillar of Truth on being good stewards of our health. As my husband and I are about to embark on a Whole30 adventure starting Monday, Dr. Trock’s article on The Theology of Eating was a great reminder on paying attention to how and why we fuel our bodies to God’s glory.
I have a hard time finishing books that contain a lot of bad theology and/or false teaching. That is why I am so grateful for Wise in His Eyes. Rebekah takes the time to thoughtfully and prayerfully read all sorts of books and then rate them as “wheat” or “chaff.” This week she reviews Jennie Allen’s Restless. Allen is founding member of the If:Gathering, which you should avoid at all costs. But the review is fantastic – go read it, and read all her others, as well.
In the same vein, Jed Ostoich writes a solid review of Ann Voskamp’s latest book The Broken Way. I haven’t even attempted to read this book, because her mystical/ emergent/ have some sort of inappropriate intimacy with God schtick just makes me want to throw things (I’m working on sanctification). I appreciated Mr. Ostoich’s serious take on reading and evaluation Voskamp’s theology, writing, and why she’s so dangerous to Christians.
Finally, I read a very interesting article on one of the effects feminism is having in the evangelical church. Douglas Wilson wrote this post, and I know there is a lot of controversy surrounding him. I am not endorsing everything he has ever said, nor do I suggest you enter into the comment fray, but this article is definitely food for thought. How women are emasculating men in the church – even sub- or unconsciously – is a major problem of both theology and practice. He wrote this in response, apparently, to Rachel Held Evans, and I don’t know the source of the disagreement. Yet the article stands alone as a thought-provoking piece.
Read anything good this week? Share in the comments, and have a great weekend! Oh, and if you’re in the middle section of the country with me, be safe with all the ice!!