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#336

I haven’t found the book that @Bob_Wilson recommended yet - at a used price - but for the nonce, I wonder if those, like Bob, who have put a lot of thought into this matter, think that the following trend and world-view is correct, going way too far, or not going far enough?
From RandyKOZ’s BBC :wink:

It seemed perfectly clear that the tweet intended to make parents more open to the possibility that their little bundles of joy may not turn out to be the boy or girl they thought they were raising. In fact, it strongly suggests that being too forceful in teaching such once-elementary realities as “boys have penises, girls have vaginas” is dangerous and antiquated.

The article: http://thefederalist.com/2018/07/31/bbc-releases-clip-proclaiming-end-boys-girls/


#337

"Most of the time our worry comes from a desire to be in control. It’s actually a form of idolatry because it’s making something else out to be bigger than God. We put Him back in His proper place in our minds when we say, “You’re a good Father. I’m going to trust You. I refuse to worry about these things and choose to cast them on You. I have faith that You are a good Daddy” (p.99).

https://books.google.ca/books?id=3DKFDgAAQBAJ&pg=PT71&lpg=PT71&dq=Most+of+the+time+our+worry+comes+from+a+desire+to+be+in+control+ruonala&source=bl&ots=6uiAe3hm62&sig=dTOVPqd6ejEuM8RpPZ-hqZcz7S8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiRloCcn_7eAhXJhVQKHep3CCwQ6AEwCXoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=Most%20of%20the%20time%20our%20worry%20comes%20from%20a%20desire%20to%20be%20in%20control%20ruonala&f=false


#338

I have started ‘The Rational Optimist’ and will tell my feelings when done, it is by Matt Ridley and talks about how human evolution is moving forward. So far great book and more so a great idea.


#339

Currently reading The Evangelical Universalist. I’ve got to say, it’s much different than I thought it would be. From the sermons and youtube videos I’ve watched of Robin Parry, I’ve always found him to be highly academic, but his book is much easier to follow. Enjoying it so far, and I plan to post a review once I finish it.


#340

The Imitation of Christ - a Kempis
Paul and the Faithfulness of God - NT Wright
God and the Philosophers - ed. Thomas V. Morris
The Soul of Rumi - Coleman Barks


#341

#342

I’m reading three books concurrently - well, not strictly concurrently, i.e. at the same time. They are the type of books one can read a bit, put down and carry on with others.

Specifically, Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules of Life, Jordan Sarfati’s Refuting Compromise, and Nancy Pearcey’s Total Truth. All very worth reading.

Sarfati’s book is a refutation of Hugh Ross’s attempts to fit creationism into the current position of non-creation scientists (the large majority) who attempt to explain you, me, all life and things from a purely naturalistic system of belief.

Pearcey provides an amazingly erudite case for a Christian worldview. She also sides with Sarfati in repudiating modern fallacies about the origins of this universe, this planet and all life herein. She exposes Darwinism for the nonsense it is.

Good reads, especially for the many of you on this Forum who appear to have adopted unproven, in fact unprovable, theories.