End of the Month Links: June

Netflix removed my favorite show! Must find another

Here are 6 of one or half-dozen of another posts I have found around the web (or are sent to me) that I have found interesting, funny, insightful, or thoughtful:

Abortion Forever

The fallout from the horrible anti-women and anti-human decision from the Supreme Court this week shows that the fruits of the sexual revolution are selfishness and death.

Excerpt: “The Texas law only required that abortion clinics be regulated like other outpatient centers — hardly an unreasonable restriction. But that’s not how SCOTUS sees it. A monster like Kermit Gosnell is a price they are willing to pay to keep abortion as available as possible. The bottom line, it seems to me, is that the Supreme Court will never let any state restriction stand meaningfully in the way of the Sexual Revolution. Ever. No federalism, no democracy, not when it comes to defending the Sexual Revolution.”

Abortion Humor Isn’t Funny, But It Sure Is Revealing

The more scary part of the Supreme Courts decision is the cultural reaction to it: for example the Daily Show now infamous tweet shows the incongruity of the worldview.

Excerpt: “The creative arts have trouble doing abortion advocacy because of that deeply held universal view that killing innocent, unborn children is not exactly heroic. Comedians, who are dark people willing to joke about death, can’t even do it well.”

Useless Hand-Wringing over Abortion Ruling

How then should we act given the ruling? Stop worrying, God is in control and we need to be active to demolish every thought and pretense that sets itself against the Kingdom of God and to protect those who cannot protect themselves. The church (and by that I mean the people) need to stand up and show extreme love that speaks truth to stop this and other evils.

Excerpt: “When pastors don’t preach, and Christians don’t live out, the message that all human beings are created in the image of God, and that they are, therefore, of inestimable worth; that abortion is not a “medical procedure,” but instead are a direct assault upon tiny fellow image-bearers; that we should really work to end the evil of abortion, while simultaneously extending the grace and mercy of the love of Jesus to those women and men who have been caught in a web of lies and have shed innocent blood — then two ugly conclusions follow”

The Captain is Dead: saving the crew, serving God’s kingdom

On the lighter side of things, this article about how cooperative board games shows us how God’s Kingdom works – much like how hidden role board games can teach us about false teachers.

Excerpt: “God’s sovereignty extends to our hobbies and pastimes, including the games we play on the dining room table. In the case of one relatively new board game, The Captain is Dead, game mechanics and aesthetics combine to create an inherently communal experience that is intellectually engrossing, emotionally immersive and even spiritually instructive.”

Self-proclaimed ‘Thought Leader’ Gives Talk on ‘Thought Leadership’ 

A great parody of the form of the pseudo-psychological TED talks that everyone seems to believe.

The Counting Sheep

A cute video, that reminds us about the importance of our role and the order we must play.

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