Interesting links for the week of October 26, 2020

The Pope recently voiced his support of same-sex civil unions: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/21/world/europe/pope-francis-same-sex-civil-unions.html John Piper talks politics in an article that went viral this week: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/policies-persons-and-paths-to-ruin Christianity Today reflects on the life of Luci Swindoll, who passed away this week: https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/october/died-luci-swindoll-woman-faith-singleness-joy.html A review of Alisa Childer’s book, Another Gospel?: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/reviews/another-gospel-progressive-christianity-alisa-childers/ Covid-19 has forced millions of women to leave the workforce at a […]

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Interesting links for the week of October 19, 2020

Do Christian women feel shame for wanting it all (family, work, etc.)? What does Amy Coney Barrett do for feminism in Christianity?: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/13/opinion/amy-coney-barrett-motherhood.html?smid=tw-nytopinion&smtyp=cur Suburban women in Texas struggle to decide on a presidential candidate to vote for various reasons: https://www.texasmonthly.com/politics/suburban-women/?fbclid=IwAR1qcha9eFFZ1OsIYHFY-KeDw55wxBuhv6F9EZQcNgkLkdA0bB7LqwQVZWo Find joy in voting, and release yourself from the pressure of finding the perfect candidate or political […]

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Interesting links for the week of October 12, 2020

Alisa Childers addresses the commonly held notion that Christians should not judge: https://wellwateredwomen.com/biblical-judgment-in-a-dont-judge-me-world/ Are you prone to bias? The way you make decisions may give you insight to the answer: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/we-learn-faster-when-we-arent-told-what-choices-to-make/?fbclid=IwAR0Cm96jpVj2jZVYyVWsoArWRFDQ5xtGc967iNguXoFz11_0PiS0cVkPqdU Pelican Project members Anne Carlson Kennedy and Melanie Cogdill have a conversation about the Enneagram, a popular personality assessment tool: https://www.equip.org/article/the-road-back-to-where-a-look-at-self-discovery-using-the-enneagram/?fbclid=IwAR0yHUxrgmh4-zyUDqUi9jxOAlq0tRGVh3kJlpYcekiw50Qn-5NNVqn1y-c 40% of Christian Americans say […]

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Interesting links for the week of October 5, 2020

The editors at Christianity Today address concerns about why they chose to cover the investigation involving late apologist Ravi Zacharias (link to original article in letter): https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/september-web-only/editors-note-ravi-zacharias-investigation.html President and Mrs. Donald Trump have tested positive for Covid-19: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/02/us/politics/trump-covid.html Tim Keller recently wrote more than 37,000 words to help Christians understand the biblical perspective regarding race and […]

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Interesting links for the week of September 28, 2020

A LifeWay Research poll indicates that 22% of Christians believe gender is fluid, not restrained to male as female as defined in the Bible: https://www.christianpost.com/news/1-in-5-evangelicals-reject-bibles-teaching-on-gender-report.html?fbclid=IwAR3aixMGTdRpyJAW7MU5PnROTngSJHvau-XvBG4Iq2cbyPlGWnJZD9ZrvWc Our culture is addicted to the sexualization of minors, and Cuties is a symptom of the problem: https://christandpopculture.com/cuties-isnt-the-problem-our-cultural-addiction-to-the-sexualization-of-minors/?fbclid=IwAR0yZgDjJuABvYrwnDR2sBWDick_YyCKRhvfkdm-nZe2OKbiasYi5-GNlnk The dilemma of social media revealed in new documentary: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/09/movies/the-social-dilemma-review.html One positive outcome of the pandemic […]

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Interesting links for the week of September 21, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies (obituary): https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/us/ruth-bader-ginsburg-dead.html Jason Whitlock talks about sports in America and the Black Lives Matter movement: https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/american-sports-letting-america/?fbclid=IwAR1nSjRX1iUwjvcpdzKfKDKqIRnkc8jzShIIX70gQA9_31XNyfcsweIhCeI Brandon Washington reflects on his experiences as a Black pastor in America:  https://www.christianitytoday.com/pastors/2020/fall/confront-injustice-with-gospel.html?share=R9MQx%2BoRlGdi8ta0u%2BIIrv4VquXAJYv6&fbclid=IwAR0p0WDU2x3XrWfznEyKYy8W3djUORP3jfmKUittB_JHUzzdwmbndelz6As Samantha Shapiro addresses the issue of homeless children in America (more than 100,000 homeless children are in New York City): https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/09/09/magazine/homeless-students.html What’s […]

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Interesting links for the week of September 14, 2020

Stretch your mind and heart with this roundup of thought-provoking reads: Hannah Nation addresses the need for older women in churches, especially as guidance for younger women: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/older-women-young-churches/ Alan Noble writes about how the church can step in to help solve a cultural crisis in colleges today:  https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/september-web-only/alan-noble-christian-college-crisis-cccu-church.html Lucas Shaw predicts that Netflix will not […]

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Interesting links for the week of September 7, 2020

Controversy surrounds the new Disney film, Mulan: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/07/why-disneys-new-mulan-is-scandal/ Our penchant for spectacle turns to tragedy: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/08/us/el-dorado-fire-gender-reveal-update-trnd/index.html Has the church become anti-male in its view of sin and society, letting women off too easily? https://theopolisinstitute.com/conversations/the-manosphere-and-the-church/ NYT’s readers’ favorite candid photos from weddings beautifully celebrate marriage, family, and memories: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/05/fashion/weddings/readers-share-their-best-unexpected-wedding-photos.html Patricia Raybon reflects on her experience of deep engagement with Scripture […]

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Interesting links for the week of August 31, 2020

It's the final week of the summer season. Here are some thought-provoking links for reflection and conversation: MLK’s young granddaughter speak at rally commemorating the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington: https://www.ajc.com/news/yolanda-king-granddaughter-of-mlk-speaks-at-anniversary-of-march-on-washington/UTG5FMN6JJDHPF5RRLLWGCZ2VU/ “Influencers” come to Christian higher ed: https://annehelen.substack.com/p/welcome-the-covid-influencer Why do so many in Christianity long for power? An interesting look: https://dianabutlerbass.substack.com/p/the-price-of-power?fbclid=IwAR17GYOnZ1y_GcGz-UgqoGXQYTZq8cL_0HJ3mBGTqr5jHHhc6w3See1ypBo. A woman who is the […]

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