Womanhood and Biblical Interpretation Rachel Held Evans has been making the rounds on television promoting her new book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband “Master.” Kathy Keller (wife of Timothy Keller) provides a great review and response here.
A Functional View of Voting Kevin DeYoung offers this helpful article on what we are actually doing when we vote. Here’s his conclusion:
Here’s the bottom line: when we vote as Christians we should do so with a healthy dose of some eschatological “not yet.” This doesn’t mean we always vote for the “lesser of two evils.” But it does mean we should consider the function of our vote, not only the ethical motivation behind it. Paradoxically, it’s only when we embrace the realities of our political system and swallow hard on the flaws of our candidates that we can begin to honor our noble and lofty ideals. A vote counts for what it does, not for what we want it to mean or how it makes us feel.
Trick or Treat? Many neighborhoods were filled with kids (and adults) collecting candy last night. I’ve heard various opinions from respected Christian leaders on whether or to what degree believers should participate in Halloween. Jesse Johnson offers his rationale for taking his kids trick-or-treating here, and Russell Moore takes a more humorous look at various Christian responses to Halloween and how they related to evangelical identity.