The Lamp Post: April 13, 2014

The original Narnian lamp post drawn by Pauline Baynes

The original Narnian lamp post drawn by Pauline Baynes

USA Today: Kirsten Powers: Liberals’ Mob Rule

Kickstarter, like too much of the news media, wants only one version of the late-term abortion story told. If Gosnell hadn’t killed the babies outside the mothers’ body and instead kept them inside as is standard procedure for the After Tiller docs, he would not have been charged with murder. He’d be the hero in a film Kickstarter would happily fund.

The Exchange: How Do I Talk with Someone Whose Worldview Opposes My Own?

Ultimately, there really are only two worldviews: Does the created order belong to God to do with as He pleases, and therefore we should endeavor at every level to direct our culture and our pleasures and/or approvals in accord with His revealed holy precepts for life? Or, as the masters of our own destinies, should we live as though the assertion of ancient Greek naturalist philosopher Protagoras is true, namely that, “Man is the measure of all things”?

Acculturated: Who Should Feminists Really Hate: Kirsten Dunst or Lady Gaga?

So why are some women riled up over Dunst’s saying she prefers traditional gender roles and likes the idea of staying home with her (still theoretical) children? Is it so offensive to favor the company of gentlemen? Or to acknowledge that while professional success can be important, close relationships, especially those with one’s children, can be profoundly more meaningful? For a segment of the population, apparently it is.

New York Times: Diversity and Dishonesty

It would be a far, far better thing if Harvard and Brandeis and Mozilla would simply say, explicitly, that they are as ideologically progressive as Notre Dame is Catholic or B. Y.U. is Mormon or Chick-fil-A is evangelical, and that they intend to run their institution according to those lights.

I can live with the progressivism. It’s the lying that gets toxic.

Facts & Trends: Why Church Members Need the Gospel, Too

“Why do you preach the gospel to people who have already accepted the gospel?” he asks. “Because we are prone to forget it, and we are prone to replace it with something else.”

That can lead to pews filled with people who are faking it when it comes to faith.

They try to be good people but don’t have the power of the gospel to help them follow Christ, says Chandler.

So they end up “pretending to be Christians, but having no real relationship with the Lord,” says Chandler.

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