Must Read Monday: Roy Moore, The Lord’s Prayer, and Inter-Species RomanceDecember 11, 2017
Do white evangelical Christians have the conviction to do what’s right even if it means suffering a political loss? For what will we trade the integrity of the witness of Christ’s church? One seat in the U.S. Senate? That is the question.
Pope Francis is considering adopting a re-translation of the phrase “lead us not into temptation” found in the Lord’s prayer as recorded in Matthew 6 and Luke 11. The fact that the Pope is talking about it means the media is covering it, and the media coverage provides an open door for Christians to talk about it in the culture. And that’s a good thing! The very concept of temptation takes us to the conversation of where our standard for morality comes from.
A movie review at Gamespot may not be your ordinary go-to for good worldview analysis, but movie reviewer Candace Frederick knows enough to know that when it comes to inter-species romance, “fairy tale or not, that’s messed up.”
You will likely hear a lot about this movie as it has received Golden Globe nominations in several categories. But as this astute writer observes, “with all its grandeur and charm, the fact that this is a love story between a woman and a monster is too ridiculous to ignore.” The Shape of Water provides opportunity for Christians to articulate what it means to be distinctively human, created in the image of God. It is also an opportunity to brush up on what God has to say in the Bible about beastiality. Spoiler alert: not good.
Under consideration is the tax reform bill and the taxing of income on endowments held by colleges and universities. Specifically, Hillsdale College in Michigan. Hillsdale has never and does not now take a penny from the government. Not in the form of direct grants nor in the form of indirect funding when students get government aid. “Hillsdale students who demonstrate financial need can apply for scholarships entirely funded by private donors. The proposed tax (on income on educational endowments) would cost Hillsdale the equivalent of about 20 full-tuition scholarships every year.”
At issue is who controls who teaches and what is taught at distinctively Christian colleges and universities. How many schools are affected? Ten, nationwide.
The article is penned by Hillsdale’s President, Larry Arnn. Pray for him today and for the leadership of Hillsdale as they stand their ground against government interference and the slander leveled against them on the floor of the U.S. Senate during debate.
Poland’s new Prime Minister is a man after God’s own heart and one to watch as he takes the world stage this week.