Listen to Derek Thomas explain “apparent” contradictions in Scripture, here. My usual modus operandi when it comes to those who say “the Bible is full of contradictions!” is to retort with a simple question, “Where?” and then they usually don’t have an answer, because these people are simply regurgitating the same bile they heard from an angry blogger someplace. Its black and gooey, but it doesn’t stick. However, every once in a while you will find an educated angry person, so be on the ready (1 Peter 3:15).
Tim Challies has a great article on modesty, be sure to read the follow-up post on Imperishable Beauty. My favorite advice and wisdom on modesty comes from the Femina girls, definitely worth reading and rereading: Indulge Me In A Parable and the follow-up Why Modesty, Why.
And if you are interested in the doctrines of grace (which you should be) be sure to grab John Piper’s new book Five Points at Westminster Bookstore…it’s on sale!
So, that’s how God does it.