The Curiosity Index (18.06.2019)

Get Out! Tim Keller on the Exodus Story

I just thought this was brilliant.

Individual Israelites had different qualities of faith, but they were all equally saved. They were equally delivered. Why? Because you are not saved because of the quality of your faith. You are saved because of the object of your faith: the Redeemer, the God who is fighting for you. Everything about this text says, “Grace, grace, grace, grace. Crossing over is by grace.”

Speaking of the Exodus…maybe it looked a little like this:


Hey Teacher Leave Them Kids Alone!

From Stephen McAlpine:

What mandate from the authorities (aka, the education department) did this student transgress?  He gave his opinion that there are two genders, and only two.  In class.  In the setting that has to be – if the last forty years of education policy in the West is to be believed – a place for pushback and opinion; where students throw out dangerous ideas into an educational version of the public square and see where they land.  Where students are taught to think for themselves.  And where teachers applaud it. But not any longer.

See also: The Commissar comes for Murray

Here’s an opinion piece from Ross Douthat likely to upset a lot of people but is there any truth in it?

Yes, fathers still do much less work around the house than moms, even when both spouses hold down paying jobs. But as Robert VerBruggen points out in an essay for the Institute of Family Studies, “The Myth of the ‘Lazy’ Father,” when you add up housework, paid work and child care, married fathers today are doing slightly more work than married mothers.

A Complementarian Crisis

Samuel James has some interesting things to say on the storm in the American teacup on this one.

Complementarians should pray urgently that the Holy Spirit would be discernible to outsiders, including all His fruits: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These aren’t the ingredients to heavy blog traffic or snazzy headlines, but they are the only fruits that matter to the Judge of all the earth.

Cool ways to skip the air conditioning and still keep your home chill

You might not think that people living in Sweden need this article but our houses are so well built to keep warmth in that in the summer we definitely do!

Off the Shelves: When a pastor should cry

From way back in 2011.

There were tears because I was leaving friends, I was leaving family, I was leaving my church. Mine, not because I led it but because I was part of it. It was the place I belonged, the place where I found community, where I found faith, laughter, friendship and where I found iron to help bash me into shape.

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