Around the Horn :: 5.26.16

May 26, 2016

Around-the-Horn[1]Judge Dread :: More Madness on the Road to Serfdom
We should all reflect on the significance of this case because it has far-reaching legal and cultural implications. Can one not hold public office in the United States now unless one is committed to the latest ideological fad, regardless of whether that fad is actually relevant to one’s work? Could one be a public school teacher—or a teacher of any government accredited school for that matter—without subscribing ex animo to whatever the creed of the day happens to be? And where will this end? Given the Unholy Trinity’s ability to defy democracy and transform our world according to its own tastes, are private persons any safer in the long term than public employees?

The Moral Revolutionaries Present Their Demands: Unconditional Surrender
Now that the moral revolutionaries are solidly in control, what is to be demanded of Christians who, on the basis of Christian conviction, cannot join the revolution? The demands have now been presented, and they represent unconditional surrender. The latest terms of surrender were delivered last week by Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

Devotional Theology: An Introduction
Looks like a good, practical series: “In recent years, however, there have been extravagant measures taken by women to try to “get more” of God; to hear from Him; to know Him better. Some of these efforts have ranged from painfully shallow to downright heretical. From the fallible, presumptuous words of Jesus Calling to the dangerous practice of contemplative prayer, eager Christian women everywhere are desperately seeking to know God better. However, the one thing we’re lacking is the one thing that’s sitting right under our noses—the Word of God; and further, a right understanding and application of it.”

What the Transgender Bathroom Debate Means for You
A very good article from Russell Moore: “In the meantime, what should the church do? First, we must bear witness to the goodness of what it means to live as creatures, not as self-defining gods and goddesses.” 

The Vanity of Conspiracy Theories and the Banality of Real Evil
Now that the Republicans are a handful of delegates away from nominating an ostensible conspiracy theorist* to be their candidate to lead the free world, it’s worth recalling this insightful post by Carl Trueman from  a few years ago. . .

What is the Internet’s Favorite Book?
Which is the better book: War and Peace or installment one of The Hunger GamesIf you ask a book reviewer or look at any of the “Best Book” lists compiled by  critics, you would say War and Peace. But what if you asked everyday readers on the Internet?