Five Reasons You Should Go to Your Local Abortion Mill by RC Sproul Jr. The nearest clinic to our church is in Greenville and has been slaughtering children since 1976. You can legally kill your child for around $500 at the Greenville Women’s Clinic. We should be there…
Monergism. If you have searched online for any theological writings, Google undoubtedly has taken you to monergism.com. It is a treasure trove of good, Reformed resources.
Should We Give To Beggars? by Pastor Joseph Bayly. That’s a good question. The answer he gives is yes–but the challenge comes in giving goods instead of cash. This sort of effort is more difficult but would be caring for Jesus (Matthew 25:40). If you are uncomfortable with handing out cash, thinking it could be used to fuel addictions, carry around a few $5 gift cards in your wallet.
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman. This classic is a must-read book for understanding our culture. Here’s one gem from it:
The distance between rationality and advertising is now so wide that it is difficult to remember that there once existed a connection between them. Today, on television commercials, propositions are as scarce as unattractive people. The truth or falsity of an advertiser’s claim is simply not an issue. A McDonald’s commercial, for example, is not a series of testable, logically ordered assertions. It is a drama — a mythology, if you will — of handsome people selling, buying and eating hamburgers, and being driven to near ecstasy by their good fortune. No claims are made, except those the viewer projects onto or infers from the drama. One can like or dislike a television commercial, of course. But one cannot refute it.
Indeed, we may go this far: the television commercial is not at all about the character of products to be consumed. It is about the character of the consumers of products.