Refreshing comments from an old commentary on Genesis 1-3

Enough Light

In a recent post, I mentioned I read through a commentary of Genesis by Derek Kidner in the Tyndale OT series. It is copyright from 1967. The point in noting its older date, is that I was surprised (pleasantly) by some egalitarian or progressive thoughts on the opening chapters of Genesis.

In the introduction Kidner states, in regards to the Fall:

“The shattering of the harmony of man and wife, not by any mutual disagreement but by their agreeing together against God, proved at once how dependent it had been on His [God’s] unseen participation. Without Him, love would henceforth be imperfect, and marriage would gravitate towards the sub-personal relationship foreshadowed in the terms ‘desire’ and ‘rule.'”

Kidner goes on to say that the rest of Genesis confirms this tendency. “Polygamy is partly to blame for this, but polygamy is itself the symptom of an unbalanced view of marriage, which…

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Why insta-love needs to stop appearing in YA

Here’s a great post in why insta-love just needs to stop! I can’t agree more. Occasionally there are books where there’s a supernatural reason, like a curse, and I can get behind that, especially when they aren’t in love anymore when the curse breaks, but this is just done too much. I get so annoyed with it!

A Stranger's Guide To Novels

Hello everyone! So as you can see by the title I’m going to be talking about insta-love. Now even though loads of people talk about this common trope, I feel like this trope is still not talked seriously enough. My previous post was a review of An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (you can check it out here) and I said there was insta-love. I still stick to that point. The main boy just looks at the main girl and- wait here is the line:

A heated, visceral shock flares through me at the clarity of her dark gold eyes. For a second I forget my name.

What. The. Devil. Was. That.

So many things are just wrong with that line, I closed the book in a anger for a minute and then had to push myself to carry on. Just why is my question. Why the…

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FF: Interview With Author Meeti Shroff Shah

30 Books Every Woman Needs To Read, No Matter What Your Favorite Genre Is | Bustle

Saw this list today and thought it looked great! I've read some of these but not all of them. http://www.bustle.com/articles/99068-30-books-every-woman-needs-to-read-no-matter-what-your-favorite-genre-is

Books I’m looking forward to in 2016 2

Books I’m looking forward to in 2016

The Legend of Wonder Woman #1 Hits Stores Today PLUS A Meta-Review of the Debut Issue

TIM HANLEY

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Let’s not beat around the bush here, gang: The Legend of Wonder Woman is the best Wonder Woman comic in years and everyone needs to hit their local comic shop today and treat themselves to the first print issue. The book’s been coming out in digital installments for several weeks now and it’s fantastic. Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon are presenting a new take on Wonder Woman and the Amazons that is simultaneously fresh and iconic, taking the characters in cool new directions while remaining faithful to the spirit of the character’s best incarnations. It’s really, really, really good.

The book is also gorgeous. De Liz gives each Amazon a distinctive look, Themyscira is beautiful and mysterious, and young, brooding Diana is pretty much the cutest thing ever. Plus there are all sorts of fun mythical creatures and monsters in the mix. And kangas! You know it’s a good…

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15 Books Every 20-Something Feminist Should Read | Her Campus

Found this great list on Her Campus! Again, I'm missing most of them, but they're officially on the wish list now! Okay, not that I'm a 20-something but if a 20-something should read it, a 30-something should have read it already, right? So click here for the list! Have you read any of the title listed? What... Continue Reading →

Sexism (specifically oppositional sexism)

I loved the way Serano breaks down oppositional and traditional sexism too. It really helped me understand things better.

My Top 10 Favourite Comic Books of 2015

I’d been looking forward to this list! I remember how much I enjoyed all of the titles mentioned in a similar post at the end of last year. Thanks for the suggestions!

TIM HANLEY

Now that the year is almost over, it’s a good time to look back at the comic books I most enjoyed this year. Usually I like to do an all new Top 10, focusing on my new favourites, but so many books stayed ridiculously good this year that my pull list hasn’t changed a lot. So we’ll go for a split, with half returning favourites and half new books that I’m all about. We’ll start with the former!

MY FIVE FAVOURITE COMIC BOOKS

It’s been a fantastic year for comics, and several of my best books from 2014 remain at the top of my list here at the end of 2015. My top books, in order, are:

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5) Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky: The book is hilarious and great and surprisingly heartwarming, but what I love more than anything is the letter column. It’s the funniest…

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