Five Things Friday, December 6th 2013

We’re going to try this out. Here are five things I love for this week in short order:

1.  Happy St. Nicholas of Myra feast day!

2. Jon Foreman on “Why Switchfoot Won’t Sing Christian Songs“.

3.  This Twitter conversation I had with Glenn Packiam.

By the way, I did read his new book, “Discover the Mystery of Faith“. I found it to be a wonderful introduction to the value and historicity of liturgy and sacrament for evangelicals…but it was deficient in other ways. I’ll probably write a review on it some day.

4. Frozen! What an excellent film! Saw it with my daughter on a daddy-daughter date. You have a beautiful story about sisterhood, existential crisis, good-hearted but emotionally abusive parenting, the dangers of hooking up with someone you just met and Olaf the Snowman singing about how he can’t wait for the summertime! Go see it!

5.  This quote from St. Athanasius’ “On the Incarnation“:

For the solidarity of mankind is such that, by virtue of the Word’s indwelling in a single human body, the corruption which goes with death has lost its power over all. You know how it is when some great king enters a large city and dwells in one of its houses; because of his dwelling in that single house, the whole city is honored, and enemies and robbers cease to molest it. Even so is it with the King of all; He has come into our country and dwelt in one body amidst the many, and in consequence the designs of the enemy against mankind have been foiled and the corruption of death, which formerly held them in its power, has simply ceased to be. For the human race would have perished utterly had not the Lord and Savior of all, the Son of God, come among us to put an end to death.

Such a beautiful quote and a beautiful illustration of salvation. This is one of my all-time favorite apologetic works. I’ll probably talk more about it in the future.

Hope you guys enjoyed Five Things Friday! Please leave some feedback in the comments. I always enjoy hearing your own recommendations. What do you love this week?


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