The first Don’t Miss List of 2015.
The Stick and the Carrot: Exposing the Hidden False Gospel of the Purity Movement – from The Evangelical Outpost
Sometimes I gather links with the intention of reading them over later. In this case, I found it some time ago but forgot about it. I finally got a chance to read this and boy am I glad I did. It verbalized many of the nagging feelings I have had regarding the purity movement for some time. But I want to be clear. I believe God’s standard according to scripture is that sex only belongs within marriage and that pre-marital sex is a sin. But it is not an unforgiveable one. God offers sinners of all kinds his mercy and grace. The Purity Movement problem was that it added its own rules and attitudes to God’s and twisted it all up and managed to confuse and frustrate many Christians. That’s why I’m sharing this Evangelical Outpost article.
Who are #the15? – Pulpit and Pen
If you’ve seen #the15 hashtags flying around twitter you may be wondering what they’re all about. Pulpit and Pen has the answer. I hope before deciding whether you do or don’t support #the15 you’ll be open-minded enough to read how it came about and what the point it. I see there is also an update about one book Lifeway has pulled in response to the movement, but there are plenty more are serious concern.
No kingdom builders or co-redeemers required – Blogging Theologically
I had to give a hearty amen after reading this post.
How Movies Embraced Hinduism – The Guardian
Tim Challies shared this the other day. I think it is important to understand the religious philosophies behind movies so I wanted to pass it along.