Week in Review

This ‘n’ That

I watched The Book of Eli this week.

I’ll probably never watch it again. It’s not exactly a movie I’d recommend (mostly because the first 75 minutes of it were boring and I had to use Google to figure out what was happening), but it nonetheless intrigued me. Why? I’m fascinated by the fact that Hollywood would have any interest in a movie where the Bible is being sought after.

No, it’s not a biblically faithful flick. It is void of the gospel. Jesus doesn’t even make a cameo. Still, the idea that we should commit as much of the Word as possible to memory (or, “store up” the word in our hearts [Psalm 119:11]) is an admirable one. After all, we do not know what the future will bring. What a joy it would be for the last words on our lips to be drawn from the Word of our Savior.

Alright, I won’t share any more about the movie in case some of you are interested in watching it. There’s a lot going on in the world, so let’s move on to our week in review (kind of):

  • Some folks will need to self-isolate while we navigate the COVID-19 situation. Here are thoughts from some who have done it before and are prepared to do so again.
  • Um, I do this even when there’s not a novel virus running around. It seems like common sense.
  • Aw, here’s a warm-fuzzy for you.
  • A helpful Q&A from former FDA chief Gottlieb.
  • Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
  • I despise Daylight Savings Time and will sign any petition lobbying for permanent Standard Time.
  • Why did Jesus walk on water?
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is taking classes online for the rest of the semester. I wish other Christian ministries and organizations would follow rather than acting foolishly and irresponsibly.
  • I haven’t read this yet, but it looks interesting.

Unfathomable oceans of grace are in Christ for you. Dive and dive again, you will never come to the bottom of these depths. How many millions of dazzling pearls and gems are at this moment hid in the deep recesses of he ocean caves.

Robert Murray M’Cheyne
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