Normal is the Watchword

I’ve been back in the U.S. for almost two weeks and my life is starting to return to normal. Starting to. I did have a nightmare last night that I was running late getting a taxi to the airport. I still feel a bit behind on things here at home and it could take me months to find the time to sort and edit all my photographs from Europe.

Eiffel Tower at Night

Eiffel Tower at Night

I will share a few more as I have time.

My first weekend back I did little but sleep and read to recover from the jet lag. I actually managed to finish reading three novels that weekend, including Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. I picked that up on the recommendation of the owner of Minneapolis’ Once Upon a Crime mystery bookstore. I asked for suggestions of local authors and he recommended this fantastic novel, which had much more depth than your typical mystery novel and an unexpected exploration of faith and forgiveness. 

Speaking of grace, I’ve also been reading Tullian Tchividjian’s book, One Way LoveI started it because of the brouhaha about Tchividjian’s theology and accusations of antinomianism. After Chris Rosebrough interviewed Pastor Tullian on Fighting for the Faith and aired his fantastic sermon about Romans 1, I knew this was a book I wanted to read. I’m halfway through and have not been disappointed. I’ll write more (if possible) once I’ve finished it.

One of the things I’ve been catching up on was Fighting for the Faith podcasts. I’ve listened to several, but I think this one which examined Matthew Vines’ recent claims about the Bible and homosexuality is one of the most important to hear.

Here are a few others things I’ve found recently that I think are worth passing along:

Elizabeth at The End Time analyzing Beth Moore’s “commissioning” ceremony and finds some big problems. Elizabeth has done a great job cataloging problems with Moore’s teaching at her website.

Defending. Contending. takes a long, hard look at discipleship. What is it? What should it be? Why isn’t it more prevalent?

Do you struggle with analysis paralysis? Today, Tim Challies examines Why Making Decisions is So Hard.

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1 Response to Normal is the Watchword

  1. Thank you Ms Julia, and welcome back! Your Eiffel Tower photograph is incredibly beautiful. This week I am working on putting all my Beth Moore critiques in one blog post- all the links etc, PLUS critiques from men as well, such as Pastor Mike Abendroth, Justin Peters, Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry, etc. I think it would be helpful to have it all in one place so women who are wondering about Mrs Moore can easily find what might be edifying.

    Thank you for the link, and again, welcome back and I’m glad you’re back safe and sound.

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