Get a Grip

  02/13/16 , by Dissidens, Categories: Evangelical culture

Did I not just tell them to shut up?!

When we elevate romance in our celebrations of Saint Valentine’s Day, we are doing more than supporting the manufacture of all things kitsch. We are appropriating an entirely unnecessary and entirely wonderful event in order to take our place in a tradition of romance and courtly love that points squarely to our Lord. 



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Still Twittering

  02/12/16 , by Dissidens, Categories: Evangelical culture

Again, would you Evangelicals just shut up?

Here is a helpful explanation of what it means to Twitter:

The definition was 'a short burst of inconsequential information,' and 'chirps from birds'. And that's exactly what the product was.

And this, we must conclude, is why it is so attractive to Evangelicals.

Please, please, PLEASE, stop publishing your short bursts of inconsequential information. It edifies no one, and it disturbs the peace.

TGC, this means you.

It’s very un-Pauline of you.

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On Using the Right Words To Say the Right Things

  02/09/16 , by Dissidens, Categories: Bearings

For words are not mere tools, neither are they mere symbols. They are representative realities; they remind us of the inevitable connection between imagination and reality. . . . The corruption of speech involves the corruption of truth, and the corruption of words means the debasement of speech which is the debasement of our most human and historic gifts.

---John Lukacs

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  02/05/16 , by Dissidens, Categories: Evangelical culture

Timothy Keller þ@timkellernyc  · Feb 1
We must discern how we can affirm and challenge culture.

Ok, Jethro Bodine, you and Bethany Jenkins should get right on that. There's no time to lose.


Also Scandalous

  01/31/16 , by Dissidens, Categories: Evangelical culture

Taken from today’s The Gospel Coalition landfill:


3 Truths to Fight Pastoral Despair

6 Ways Ministry Spouses Get Hurt

4 Questions Every Church Should Ask a Missionary Candidate

3 Phases of American History

3 Things Your Bible Doesn't Say About Money

20 Quotes from Sinclair Ferguson's New Book on Legalism, Antinomianism, and Assurance

4 Lies About Introverts

3 Ways to Share the Gospel This Week

3 Ways Movies Are Searching for the Gospel


Perhaps we might say 9 Things You Should Know About Evangelicals’ Empire of the Mind.


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