Weekly Trifecta (September 3)

My life has been crazy lately (we’re selling our house, among other things), so the blog has fallen down the list of priorities and the weekly trifecta has been not so weekly. But better late than never.

  1. G. Shane Morris, Your Spouse Doesn’t Have to Be Your Best Friend: C. S. Lewis and Our Cultural Confusion About Love. I had the pleasure of editing this piece for Breakpoint’s Shane Morris, one of my favorite young writers. “It’s not a bad thing to marry your best friend…It is bad, however, to treat friendship as the pinnacle or ideal of married love, or else to imply that marriages not based on very close friendship are deficient.”
  2. Kyle Dillon, What Does It Mean for the Saints to Judge Angels? Revisiting 1 Corinthians 6:2–3. Kyle Dillon tackles what for Paul seemed like an obvious question, but for us not so much. “What makes the passage so surprising is Paul seems to assume his readers are already aware of their role in the final judgment. He twice asks the rhetorical question, “Do you not know?” And yet, if it weren’t for this very passage, how many Christians today would know? What exactly does it mean that we will judge the world and the angels?”
  3. Samuel James, The Death of Reasonableness: Has COVID-19 doomed fully Christian thinking? “A reasonable posture is not the lack of worldview and it’s not a lack of argument. Instead, it’s the ability to believe in something while also realizing that there are real reasons to not believe it, and that there are intelligent, non-threatening people who are more convinced by the reasons not to believe than to believe. It’s also the capacity to believe things that can be nuanced without being obliterated, and being able to hold onto beliefs even when accounting for things that don’t fit the narrative.”
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