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August 28, 2014
2012, Vol. 40, No. 4, 257-273
Last year I read Death by Living: Life is Meant to be Spent by N.D. Wilson, and it turned out to be one of the best books of the year for me. My 20 yo son bought it for friends, he liked it so much. Guess what? The Kindle version is only $.99 right now. […]
July 14, 2014
August 14, 2014
One of the first “things as they are” facts you need to learn is that it is impossible to correct, change, alter, redefine, censure, sweet-talk, or reason with a fool. Let me say that again: It is impossible. If you take nothing else away from this chapter, then at least hang on to this truth: If you try to change your fool, you will fail! Get that, my friend, and get it well. If you do, then you will be able to successfully foolproof your life.
The Bible says, “Understanding is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the discipline of fools is folly” (Proverbs 16:22, NASB). In other words, any attempt to correct a fool is useless because “discipline” is foolishness to one who despises wisdom, mocks at guilt, and starts quarrels. This is the great dividing line: If discipline does nothing to change the fool, then your focus must be on you and your “understanding.” Wisdom must become your goal and your hope. It must be your safe haven and your delight.
Foolproofing Your Life: How to Deal Effectively with the Impossible People in Your Life (The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, 2009-09-11), p. 125
In a cut and dried world of blue skies and straightforward rules, the answer to misogyny is to cheerfully encourage women to suck it up and suffer like Christ. Problem solved with deeply ingrained theological beliefs still intact. It’s challenging to leave your spoon feeders behind you and sit down with just the Bible and your questions.