You Can’t Kill an Arrow-Hating Dragon by First Asking Him if He Believes in Arrows

In Peter Jackson’s apocryphal The Hobbit trilogy of films, which were almost based off of Tolkien’s single, short children’s book by the same name, we see Bilbo Baggins negotiating for his life with the wily, dangerous dragon Smaug.

Bilbo is able to escape the Lonely Mountain with the object he was sent to steal from Smaug, but the result was a very angry, rampaging dragon who flew directly to Lake Town to wreak his fiery havoc. Continue reading

The Struggle for Social Justice is a Struggle with Ourselves

My friend and former podcast guest Darrell Harrison is at it again, urging us to reconsider the terms of our current social debates in the church.

Is the gospel meant to bring about changes in the state of our world? More equality for everyone? Material stability for the poor? Racial harmony? Are these the goals God has in mind when His gospel goes out into the world? Let’s hear what Darrell has to say about it.

Source: The Struggle for Social Justice is a Struggle with Ourselves

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