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Simplicity is an Aesthetic Value

The always-worth-reading-carefully Doug Wilson has introduced yet another metaphor into my lexicon: “barnacles of devotion.” Good ideas tend to become lost in fossilized layers of temporal application: for an example of this, consult the Babylonian Talmud, and then read some of the interactions that Jesus had with the Jewish scholars of his time. All those layers of complex regulation that dealt with ; that was normal to the first century Jew.

Surely WE don’t have anything like that going on, do we?

I like what Wilson argues in these two articles, though I’d caution you to read with your discernment switched on.

Doug Wilson | Beautiful Simplicity

Doug Wilson | The Barnacles of Devotion

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About Christopher Ames

Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Boyceville, Wisconsin. Bicycle owner and operator. I used to play in a Campus Crusade band.

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