So Target now allow people to use whatever restrooms they self-identify themselves as.
Which leads me to this question:
Over at the Bible Thumping Wingnut program they just recently interviewed Christian blogger Fred Butler about many things and among them was the topic of Christians “Adult Coloring Books.” Yeah, Adult coloring books. “Christian” adult coloring books.
If you go over and look at the Christian Book Expo’s “Christian Bestsellers” list for March 2016 you will find that the top ten include books that aren’t necessarily strong on being biblical. Sadly I would have expected that. But how many of the top ten are coloring books? There’s three among the top ten!
Here’s one picture I doubt we’ll see in Christian adult coloring books:
Jared C. Wilson. The Story of Everything: How You, Your Pets, and the Swiss Alps Fit Into God’s Plan for the World by Jared C. Wilson. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, October 31st, 2015. 240 pp.
This book is about how a biblical view of Christianity shapes one’s interpretation and view of everything. Because of the truth about God and His works the point of the book is that life and everything else is meaningful. Ultimately everything exists for the glory of God. In ten chapters the author Jared Wilson explores what a Biblical view has to say about God’s plan and our world. His discussion ranges from creation, history, art, science, work, pain, rest and marriage.
In our world today we hear many people say and believe the mantra of “Follow your heart.” You hear this even from Christians. An example of the world telling us to follow our hearts comes from the former founder of Apple, Steve Jobs; there are two famous quotes from him about “follow your heart” that appear as memes from time to time on social media:
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Both originated from a commencement speech he gave at Standford in 2005. “Follow your heart,” Steve Jobs says, since you know “you are going to die.” “Follow your heart,” Steve Job says, since “Everything else is secondary.” Many people believe the same thing as Jobs does. But how does this popular mantra stand up to the Bible’s teaching about the heart?
As part of our Christian worldview series on Superheroes and the Comics, in this post we will look at Jonah Hex and reflect on the topic of masculinity.
Various. Jonah Hex Classic Tales: Welcome to Paradise. New York, NY: DC Comics, May 11th 2010. 168 pp.
This volume collects some of the 1970s issues on Jonah Hex, a bounty hunter operating in the old Wild West. There are various short stories of Hex’ adventures. This was the first comics about Jonah Hex and I was surprised that I really enjoyed them since I’ve never been a guy for anything Western. I like how each story is self-contained and you don’t need to know a whole lot from other issues in order to get what’s going on. I think I also liked the story of Jonah Hex as a manly gunslinger. Taking place in the 1800s when the West was far from tame, Jonah Hex must be a tough man to survive and capture the guys who are wanted.