Of Empathy and Monsters

You wish we lived in a day when the theological and cultural battles centered on the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus. And in a way they do. Beneath our battles over manhood, womanhood, the family, and sexuality is the fundamental question: who is God? Are our feelings and passions and desires God? Or is Jesus, the crucified and risen Messiah, the Lord of heaven and earth? So plant your flag on the Lordship of Christ.

On Empathy and Monsters by Joe Rigney

There are so many good quotes from this piece and I’m eager to read Joe’s new book coming out in March.

If untethered empathy rules, then deranged men and unstable women must be accommodated.

Untethered empathy is dangerous. It can be used to abuse and destroy. I’ve faced deranged men over the last couple years and I’ve faced those that demand that I accommodate them.

Stand strong in the Lord and get comfortable carrying the shield.

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