Which is more beautiful?: Bach or Beyonce? Symmetry or asymmetry? Bald or Blonde? Carl or Todd? By natural design, beauty appeals to us and we seek it out daily whether it's music, art, fashion, or romance. Under sin's curse, we attune our minds to wrong perspectives and standards and make more of what God counts as less. The battle with beauty is something everyone has to fight. So how does the Christian combat against Hollywood's norms and not cheapen the inner adornment of our character without going to the opposite extreme? Today we count the costs of our cultural obsession with beauty, pointing out shameful ways we prize the pretty and cast all the Todd & Carl's to the curb.

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The Blog

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics.

Posted on Monday, September 12, 2016 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Some further reflections on the bullying of Todd Pruitt.

Posted on Friday, September 09, 2016 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Todd is sensitive.  I am not.

Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

A lesson learned

Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Just a few thoughts...

Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

And why we should all be.

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

A reflection on Why Man and Woman Are Not Equal

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Error should be repented of not merely erased. 

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

The impact a spectacularly boring marriage has on our children.

Posted on Monday, August 15, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

"How we live when we are waiting is a testimony of our faith."

The Contributors

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics. Read more at each of their individual blogs, listed below.

 


Carl Trueman

Postcards from Palookaville

Pastor and teacher of church history, this anti-celebrity "celebrity” dreams about what might have been, had he played his cards right. See all of Carl’s posts »


Todd Pruitt

1517

Always Texan, once Southern Baptist, now Presbyterian, he exhibits a high regard for BASE jumping, interpretive dance, and puppies. See all of Todd's posts »


Aimee Byrd

Housewife Theologian

Driving her kids all over tarnation, and her husband crazy, this tender-loving, cut-throat theologian packs a punch... or Nunchuck. See all of Aimee's posts »