Thinking Out Loud

February 8, 2017

Wednesday Link List


Welcome to Link List #346. Please shake off the snow and leave your hats and boots at the door.

Re the image ↑↑ Granted, it’s a promotional piece for a new product from Zondervan Bibles, but it makes you think, doesn’t it.

Our closing item below is a bit different, I waited an extra week before including it. Found at Ben Witherington’s blog.


There won’t be a link list next week; we’ll see you back on February 22nd.


  1. 1. There is no B.C. does kinda make you think. I think I disagree. While the Father, Son and Holy Spirit may exist eternally in the Godhead relationship, the Son of God is not “the Christ” until he is robed in flesh and takes on that role. I may be splitting hairs (or wrong) but I’ll post this comment and see if anyone objects.

    2. Trump may not be a man following Jesus. But given the choice between him and Hillary Clinton, I will always choose the one that’s not Clinton. Like most evangelicals I’m excited about the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. He’s keeping his campaign promises right out of the gate. Trump can be replaced in four years; or not, we’ll see. His court pick (or picks) could sit on the bench for the next 30 or 40 years.

    3. THERE WILL BE LINK LIST NEXT WEEK? But… there will be a Wednesday next week.

    Comment by Clark Bunch — February 8, 2017 @ 10:37 am

  2. I don’t know if Donald Trump is a Christian but I didn’t know God farmed out who determines who is is saved and who isn’t to John Pavlovitz. He starts his article with the ridiculous statement that (paraphrased) “we are to believe that Trump miraculously became a Christian in time for the election”. Well, God IS a god of miracles. Every conversion IS a miracle. What business is it of John’s whether Trump has converted or not anyway? You’d think a Christian leader would be happy about it. Everyone is at a different place in their relationship with God. One doesn’t repent, convert then follow the law as someone who has known The Lord for a lifetime. You know, the worst player in the Canadian Football League is still in the Canadian Football League. Trump, if saved, may never live up to John Pavlovitz’s demanding standards but I’d like to see them standing in lines next to each other at Check In at the Gates.

    Comment by The Purging Lutheran — February 8, 2017 @ 8:31 pm

    • Your comment is a good reminder as to how Grace works. I may have been seduced by the fact that this particular article was rather colorful and perhaps typical of what people expect from link list articles, though perhaps the links which appear closer to the bottom.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — February 8, 2017 @ 9:49 pm

      • I don’t know what’s going on in Canada but we have a whole lot of stupid going on down here. I remember 8 years ago when O became president, some of my friends determined through Scripture and speeches O gave that he was the anti-Christ and we’d better start canning fruits and vegetables. Now it’s all backwards. Christians need to concentrate on the poor and needy, whether foreign or domestic, and just get the job done. I prayed that O would do right by The Lord and I pray DJT will do right by The Lord.
        It was a lively article and response but after a handful of responses people get a little silly.
        Have a good everything.

        Comment by The Purging Lutheran — February 8, 2017 @ 10:01 pm

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