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The True Beauty of Women

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Whatever is true…think on these things. The Thai branch of a Japanese lingerie company, Wacoal, doesn’t feature scantily clad models in their ads. Instead, they tell true stories with life-affirming messages that everyone can watch and appreciate. The ads emphasize women’s true beauty. And the men in the stories are the kind of guys who appreciate goodness, and are not necessarily sexually involved with the women whom they admire and whose stories they tell. Check out the “My Beautiful Woman” ad campaign.

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Food and Beauty

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My friend Shannon Gianotti worked with a team to create this interview with Andrew Powers, a chef in our church. (My favorite part is his last answer.) Shannon is currently running a series, “What Christians Can Learn from the Culinary Arts” on her web site. Check it out. Also, for more about theology and food, see the most recent issue of DTS Magazine. 

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On Beauty, The Senses, and Science

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On Saturday, I organized some stacks of papers started before I got my PhD. The deadline has passed for blaming it on the busyness of school (I graduated in 2013!). In the stack I found some quotes I had saved that are worth sharing. . . . C. S. Lewis in Mere Christianity: There is no need to be worried by facetious people who try to make the hope of “Heaven” ridiculous by saying they do not want “to spend eternity playing harps.” All the scriptural imagery (harps, crowns, gold, etc.) is, of course, a merely symbolical attempt to express the inexpressible. People who take these symbols literally might as well think that when Christ told us to be like doves, he meant that we were to lay eggs. C. S. Lewis in Transposition and Other Addresses: How far the life of the risen [human] will be sensory, we do not…

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