Chinese daredevil plunged to his death while attempting to do pullups off a skyscraper. In an editorial, the China Daily News said the death of Wu Yongning was driven in part by the affirmation he received after he posted videos of himself in precarious situations.
Sermon Illustration Alert: The Indian man who changed his name to Regret
What’s a Christian voter to do when faced with a choice between a candidate who supports gross immorality (abortion) and a candidate who participated in gross immorality (un-remediated sexual assault)? Joe Carter says the answer is convictional inaction.
Convictional Inaction on Display: The big story from Alabama’s senatorial election is the absence of evangelical voters
Opinion: Hey, GOP: If We Could Get Some Republican Politicians Who Have Not Been Accused Of Sexual Predation, That Would Be Really Great. Babylon Bee
“Anthony Kennedy…has a chance to rule like a good emperor in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, to balance his Obergefell decision with a panic-defusing counterpoint.” Ross Douthat
“The Gospels, the epistles, Acts, Revelation—all of them are relentless torrents of exorbitance and extremism: commands to become as perfect as God in his heaven and to live as insouciantly as lilies in their field; condemnations of a roving eye as equivalent to adultery and of evil thoughts toward another as equivalent to murder; injunctions to sell all one’s possessions and to give the proceeds to the poor, and demands that one hate one’s parents for the Kingdom’s sake and leave the dead to bury the dead. This extremism is not merely an occasional hyperbolic presence in the texts; it is their entire cultural and spiritual atmosphere. The New Testament emerges from a cosmos ruled by malign celestial principalities (conquered by Christ but powerful to the end) and torn between spirit and flesh (the one, according to Paul, longing for God, the other opposing him utterly). There are no comfortable medians in these latitudes, no areas of shade. Everything is cast in the harsh light of final judgment, and that judgment is absolute. In regard to all these texts, the qualified, moderate, common-sense interpretation is always false.” David Bentley Hart