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, April 10, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

An irenic appeal for the periodic use of vinegary speech

Posted on Saturday, April 08, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Biblical reflections on a common source of pain

Posted on Friday, April 07, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

A theology of brother and sister relationships in God's household

Posted on Friday, April 07, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

It does not take long...

Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Some thoughts on public disagreement

Posted on Saturday, April 01, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

I should have known better

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Found in the best opening sermon hook of all time...

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Trigger Warning

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Continuing a conversation, interacting with Sam Powell and Brad Mason.

Posted on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

The concept of female sexuality altered once again. Except the plot isn't that different.

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 »