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 Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

On my experience speaking at a Presbytery meeting on equipping women in the church.

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

What should you do when your pastor sins?

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

A review of a guided tour through the forest of enGendered: God's Gift of Gender Difference in Relationship

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

When a grandson dies

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

A common sense approach

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Ever wonder what kind of emails we get over here?

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Jael finally made the cover of a devotional...

Posted on Monday, January 02, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

A new year is a time of reflection.

Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Because you need more books...

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Stephen Wellum's book on Christology offers both solid theology and an example of how theology should be done.

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 »