"But I see it now: Some of these photos weren’t for you or for them—they were for me. My kids were accessories to me, a way of making me look good in your eyes or making me feel good about myself. I would only share the details of their lives and times that helped me in some way. I was using my kids as a kind of fashion accessory, what the dictionary defines as “a thing that can be added to something else in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive.” That was it! I was using my kids to somehow make myself more attractive. It was all about me."
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
This is one more reason why I don't post stuff about my kids: When My Fashion Accessory Told Me To Take a Hike | Challies Dot Com:
Doug Wilson talking N.T Wright to task on women's roles in the church: The Elton John Version |:
"“I fully acknowledge that the very different reading I’m going to suggest may sound initially as though I’m simply trying to make things easier, to tailor this bit of Paul to fit our culture” (p. 79).
Yeah, that’s what it sure seems like, but I really appreciate him saying so."
Posted by Andrew Vella at 12:48 PM
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Semantics: R.C. Sproul Proves that God Does Not Exist by Nathan W. Bingham | Ligonier Ministries Blog:
"Now the idea of existence says to exist is to stand out of something. And the idea meant to stand out of being. So that something that exists is something that has one foot in being, and the other foot in becoming, or in non-being. Unless it’s connected somehow to being, it couldn’t be. We wouldn’t be human beings, we would be human becomings. And if it had both feet in being, it couldn’t be a creature. Well the point I’m saying is that we don’t want to think of God like this."
Posted by Andrew Vella at 2:59 PM
Friday, June 6, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
A good unpacking of Romans 8:28 by Piper: Life’s Deepest Pains for Your Greatest Pleasure | Desiring God:
"In this three-minute video, John Piper continues his series, in partnership with YouVersion, through the Bible’s ten most-highlighted passages."
Posted by Andrew Vella at 1:23 PM
A good post on unanswered prayer and suffering: The Bagpipes of Hard Sovereignty | Blog & Mablog:
"My emotional distress is not a very good logician. If I am under affliction, that suffering does not give me the right to say, “In a world in which such suffering goes on, I refuse to believe that triangles have three sides.” Well, sorry, that links two things together and it provides us with a poster child of the non sequitur. My suffering cannot undo something that must be."
Posted by Andrew Vella at 12:12 PM