Melancholy with the artist
Disclaimer: These weekend links, books and blog reviews do not mean that I agree with all of the content or perspective in any particular link. Their presence here means that I found them either thought provoking, interesting, persuasive, funny, useful, sad, informative, inspiring, and sometimes all of those things. I hope they are helpful to my readers.
The End of a Formerly Great Christian University? We have seen this story throughout history. A Christian educational institution in the pursuit of an illusive acceptance in the world, begins to drift in its passion for Christ and it’s orthodox theological commitments. J.P. Moreland once said to me “People don’t lose their faith in graduate school because they come against superior arguments but because they want to become members of an academic club.” It’s happening again. Parents, listen to one of the professors at this formerly great Christian college. Be warned.
How Badly has the Bible Been Transmitted and Translated? Scholar Daniel Wallace demonstrates that the basis for faith in the documents of the Bible, in particular the New Testament is vastly underestimated contral Bart Ehrman. (Long but very helpful and often funny.)
A Pastor’s Letter to His Young Self: Why Community Isn’t Enough Youth is not the realm of wisdom. It is the realm of certainty, and passion, and idealism, and anger, and silliness masquerading as truth but rarely, wisdom. So it is a good thing when a young man looks back on his youth and corrects himself.
Devotion and Christian Life
Learning to Live and Love Like Jesus Book recommendation. Broken up into 52 sections, you can read one a week, or at your own pace, in a group (ideal) or on your own. Powerful discussion of how to grow as a disciple of Jesus. “You’ll walk away with a fresh sense of God’s presence, hope that leads to new possibilities, and a vibrant sense of purpose and mission in the world.”
Difficult Truth About How to Love a Wife Written in 1991, this article has been used for a number of years by one of the speakers at “Weekends To Remember Conferences.” This past week I felt an urge to repost it. Suddenly my inbox was exploding with comments and appreciations. Sometimes, I guess the Spirit of God just decides to speak more powerfully than at other times. If you have the need or know someone whose marriage is teetering on the edge, pass it along.
Book Review: The Storm-Tossed Family, How the Cross Reshapes the Home, by Russell Moore The church can only survive in America if she wakes up to how the culture is stealing its children.
Science and Technology and Health
New Alzheimer’s Vaccine ‘Could Reduce Dementia Cases by Half’ What a wonderful development. Pray for its effectiveness.
Noah’s Ark? Interesting video. You decide.
How Social Justice Warriors are Destroying the Internet Once again the wit, wisdom and clarity of Ben Shapiro is a gift to our culture.
Parents of Transgender Children Send Letter to AMA Parents beg AMA to listen to them. There is a growing sense that parents are being drowned out by activists in the debate over gender identification issues.
Politics and Culture
An Interview with Ben Sasse at White Horse Inn The guys at White Horse Inn do a great job every radio program they do with both their interviews and their discussions. Ben Sasse is a Christian politician we can be proud of.
Hey Millenials, GROW UP! Thank God for a university President with some guts. Please, hear this message.
Parenting: Our Sports and Entertainment Culture is Hurting Our Kids Interesting article from Tommy John, former MLB pitcher on how sports culture is injuring our children. Good lesson for parents. Let your kids be kids. Don’t over promote and push for athletic success.
Students Can’t Defend Why Justice Thomas’s Name Should be Removed So tired. So predictable. So dangerous. I thought you went to college to learn how to think better?
Nicki Haley’s Full Interview in THE ATLANTIC Impressive woman with a clear moral center and a commitment to telling the truth.