Just finished reading Kristin Kobes Du Mez’s book Jesus and John Wayne. This ought to succinctly summarize my thoughts
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this also summarizes my thoughts on the book:

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13 Jan
okay, let’s see what Calvin has to say:

“The Lord Himself providentially opposes, conquers, and restrains the ferocity of our flesh by the medicine of the cross. He does this in ways that uniquely serve each believer's well-being. For we're not all equally or severely oppressed
by the same diseases. Nor do we all require the same exact cure. And so we see that each believer is subjected to a different kind of cross. Our heavenly doctor, having purposed to restore all of us to health, treats some more leniently. Meanwhile, He applies stronger remedies
to others. But none of us is left untouched by or remains immune to His medicine—He knows we are all diseased.”
-John Calvin, the lawyer
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8 Jan
Jesus and John Wayne is off to a great start! ImageImage
I’m going to continuously come back here to tweet about my findings and fun comments going through this book. Hope y’all enjoy!
why is it an either or? One can’t read the gospels while ignoring Revelation. If evangelicals only read Revelation while ignoring the ministry of Jesus I’d get it, but istm that evangelicals have no problem focusing on the gospels. Heck, most find Revelation too confusing! Image
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1 Jan
Vermigli on the inability of the natural man to please God:

“Let us also consider the natural purpose which philosophers have discerned, that people should live according to reason and excellent virtue; let us see how few have attained it, and so learn the weakness of human
virtue even in what is within the capacity of human reason. Consider still another necessity to which those in this state are subject, namely sin. For whatever they do without the grace of God and faith, they necessarily sin. They are children of wrath, and since they do not
believe in Christ, the wrath of God remains on them. Thus they cannot do anything good that may please God, because he has regard to men rather than to their gifts. They are evil trees; therefore, they can bear no fruit that is not evil. Paul called his Jewish good works not
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19 Oct 21
I’m going to lose my marbles
The class is “Religion and Sustainable Development”
in a class rn, will give more details later
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18 Oct 21
feminism? Not a fan if I may say so myself, read some Chrysostom
or Vermigli
or Calvin
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16 Aug 21
John Owen on reliance on Christ to help mortify our sins:

“Let your soul admit this: ‘I am a pitiful, weak creature, unstable as water. I cannot excel. This corruption is too hard for me, and it is on the verge of ruining my soul. I do not know what to do. My soul has become
like parched ground, and a habitat for dragons. I have made promises and broken them; vows and engagements have meant nothing to me. I have had many temptations over which I got the victory. I should be delivered, but I am deceived. So I can plainly see that without some
superior help, I am lost. If I continue on this path, I will be triumphed over until I completely relinquish God. But although this is my condition, let the hands that hang down be lifted up, and the weak knees be strengthened. Behold the Lord Christ, who has all the fullness
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