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What I Read Online – 10/26/2012 (a.m.)

26 Oct
    • When he came to know Christ, the Bible does not tell us that Jesus required that he abandon his occupation
    • In a fallen world, do we need divorce lawyers? I would argue, yes. Our divorce laws, as they currently stand, are often unjust, but think of the lack of justice if we had no divorce laws at all. Men would still leave their wives (and vice-versa), take up with other people, and leave wreckage behind. Just divorce laws seek to minimize harm to the innocent.
    • This takes a strong Christian, with a sensitive conscience. If he starts to see divorce as a commodity through which he can make money, he should walk away. If he uses the law to deprive justice for the weak and vulnerable, he should repent. But if he can see himself as standing for justice in a fallen world, and lives accordingly, there is no reason for him to abandon his sphere of influence to the conscienceless.
    • AP: I had the pleasure of visiting Oxford, England, with my wife about six years ago. Like anyone who grew up reading about Aslan or Frodo, I felt like a schoolboy getting off the train in the heart of Oxford, where those stories were born. I visited Tolkien’s house; the Kilns, where Lewis and his brother lived; and finally, we stopped at the Eagle and Child, the famous pub where the Inklings sometimes gathered. That place is the Mecca for nerd pilgrims. The back room of the pub, where Lewis and Tolkien and their friends gathered, looks exactly like you would want it to. There’s a little fireplace, wood paneling on the walls, old Englishmen nursing pints of ale, and the ghosts of hobbits and fauns and dragons floating in the air. For a small-town American boy like me, the place was pulsing with magic.
    • Yes, we’re spelling counselling with two Ls because you’re reading a BCC Grace & Truth blog post on biblical counselling in Australia—and that’s how counselling is spelled in Australia
    • Biography, as one observes, is the best history; or, in other words, writing or reading the lives of great and good men is one of the most profitable and delightful kinds of history we can entertain ourselves with
    • But without detracting anything from their due praise, I cannot help observing, that in most of the lives that I have had an opportunity of perusing, there seems to be one deficiency, I could almost lay, common to them all. It is this: the writers of them seldom or never mention the blemishes or falls of those whose characters they exhibit

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