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 Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Help to recover the church's role.

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

For all your friends who want to read heaven tourism books.

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

How do you read the Bible?

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

A summary

Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

The Bigger Story Behind the Transformation of Women's Ministries

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

A service for those who don't remember...

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

On Glennon Doyle Melton's new book, the Belong Tour, and the New Christian Women

Posted on Friday, November 11, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Review of A Heart Set Free, by Christina Fox

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2016 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Pastors need to be very careful with the rhetoric they use about voting choices.

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 »