Snippets from the interweb (11th June 2023)

The revolution eats its own #329 Philip Schofield

‘The revolution eats its own. It breaks all the rules into tiny little pieces, then stitches those same rules together (all without a rule book), and creates some sort of moral Frankenstein’s monster. It’s frightening. The revolution says that we can all be our own authentic selves, then when our true authenticity gets found out, it recoils in horror, and rushes to fill the moral vacuum with caveats and excuses and legislations.’

And you shall never displease me

This is an excellent one from Tim Challies: ‘So many people live with a deep sense of failure. So many people go through their lives convinced they are a constant disappointment to the ones they so naturally long to please.’

Nobody is discipling them well

I fear this one is about right. More thinking needs to be done about how to address it, but this one helpfully highlights the issue.

Delighting in the trinity

‘Single-person gods must, by definition, have spent eternity in absolute solitude. Before creation, having no other persons with whom they could commune, they must have been entirely alone. Love for others, then, cannot go very deep in them if they can go for eternity without it. And so, not being essentially loving, such gods are inevitably less than lovely. They may demand our worship, but they cannot win our hearts. They must be served with gritted teeth. How wonderfully different it is with the triune God.’

Not afraid of bad news

This is a short and simple, but nevertheless helpful, one.

The inefficient church

I am so keen on efficiency. I feel happy when things are efficient. But there are times when efficiency is not the goal and is not even good. This one explores such an example.

From the archive: The only help that matters

‘At some point, we have to choose one of the options before us. We can reject all of them if we want, but that is itself a decision that has its own consequences. If we want to live in the real world, we must choose an option and handle the consequences of the real world decision we make. We can wish things were different if we want, but in the world of real things with real consequences, wishing doesn’t make it so.’