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The Curiosity Index (04.05.2018)

Wives “Submit” or “Respect”? The other thought that crossed my mind was that if [my wife] Robin respects me, then it would naturally follow that she would be willing to voluntarily follow my lead. When I was pastoring, I saw the effects of women thinking that the essence of their relationship with their husband was submission. No matter what the husband did, no matter how evil their behavior, no matter how damning the consequences, they just acquiesced and “submitted.” I don’t believe that is what Paul intends (and I am…

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Beaten to the punch on Pinker

Months ago now I heard of Steven Pinker’s latest book Enlightenment Now. His thesis is that the world is a great place to live and getting better to which he credits the values of the Enlightenment. Here’s an article in the WSJ by Pinker if you don’t want to read the book. I subsequently bookmarked this review by John Gray, this review by Nick Spencer, and this opinion piece by Ross Douthat. I saved them to write an article where I combined quotes from these clever pieces and form it all into one helpful,…

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