Your Weekend Worldview Reader

Here’s Your Weekend Worldview Reader with links to articles, essays, reviews, & videos I consider to be interesting or important from a biblical worldview. Join me on the first & third Friday every month as I discuss topics from the post with Carmen LaBerge on My Faith Radio around 7:40AM (EST).






⊕  The Meaning of Gratitude

⊕  The Lost Art of Irenics

⊕  Devilish Patriotism

⊕  The Apologetics of Gratitude


G.K. Chesterton Quotes (HT: Justin Taylor at TGC)

“The worst moment for an atheist is when he is really thankful and has no one to thank.”

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

“The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.”

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”

“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”

“When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?”


“Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.”
—C.S. Lewis

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

“This blending of thanks with devotion is always to be maintained. Always must we offer prayer and supplication with thanksgiving. No matter though the prayer should struggle upward out of the depths, yet must its wings be silvered o’er with thanksgiving. Though the prayer were offered upon the verge of death, yet in the last few words which the trembling lips can utter there should be notes of gratitude as well as words of petition.”
—Charles Spurgeon

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
—William Arthur Ward

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone.”
—Gertrude Stein


⊕  How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain (Joshua Brown and Joel Wong, Greater Good Magazine)

⊕  What is Gratitude and Why Is It So Important (Courtney E. Ackerman, Positive Psychology)

⊕  Happy Thanksgiving (Ray Ortlund, The Gospel Coalition)

⊕  How the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Will Be Different in 2020 on NBC (Michael Schneider, Variety Magazine)

⊕  Why the Apologetics of C.S. Lewis Matter? (Three Chords and the Truth Podcast)

⊕  UnCritical Race Theory (Rasool Berry, Medium)

⊕  Critical Race Theory (John Piper, Desiring God)





Growing in Gratitude: Rediscovering the Joy of a Thankful Heart by Mary Mohler (The Good Book Company, 2018)


The Bright Light and the Super Scary Darkness by Dan DeWitt, Why God? and Life in the Wild