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, May 22, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
Posted on Monday, May 08, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Race, Sin, Words, and Repentance

Posted on Friday, May 05, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

How big is your perception gap?

Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Because you only talk to your doctor and your closest friends about haemorrhoidal veins.

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Well-liked people don’t need to brag about how many friends they have, and besides, it’s not always a good thing to be well-liked. And followers aren't the same as friends.

Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

It's kind of like how I'm a gynocentric interruption to Carl and Todd.

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

H.L. Menken and Pearl Buck on Machen

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 »