Bags of Bran

Quick thoughts about the Benedict Option
April 1, 2017, 10:34 am
Filed under: Biography, Destined to get me in trouble

Got it!

I have officially 120-some pages of another really good book before I dig into this one. Even though there have been enough reviews done that I have a pretty good idea what I’m in for, it’s still more or less my duty to read it.

I wonder if it will give me new categories to answer the following non-dilemma though:

A popular pastorbloggertwitterer just now cast dust on his head and shreded his garment on Social Media about Dr. Who, the British science fiction show (for those of you who don’t watch it either). Evidently Dr. Who is (and who could have predicted this) coming out, and has a consort. In response to this, Pastorbloggertwitterer suggests (tongue in cheek) that a Biblically faithful sidekick would add some depth and variety to the show.

I say, stop watching it.

And when Marvel superheroes start (start?) getting ambivalent about good and evil, stop watching them. And when Transformers start coming out of the closet, stop watching them. And when classic fairy tales are commandeered to transport enemy troops, stop watching them. Move on.

What do you really have to lose?

When “innocent fun” ceases to be innocent, do we hold funerals for it; or, do we set it aside for permanent things? We are supposed to train our senses to discern good and evil (Hebrews 5:14) so that we can stop approving evil things and turn our attention to “the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ” (Philippians 1:10). Too expensive?

In anticipation of the book, I wonder if there would be profit in revisiting the Fudamentalist/Modernist controversy.


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