Good Links for October 14, 2019

Rachael Starke tells the story of Boaz: “Allard sees humanity—especially humanity influenced by patriarchal culture—as “unsafe.” But the Christian worldview disagrees. The problem with Allard’s diagnosis is not that it’s too dark, but that it’s not dark enough. We are, all of us, far worse than merely ‘unsafe.’ We’re capable of sheer evil. But just […]

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Good Links for October 7, 2019

Dorena Williamson looks at mercy and justice: “Yes, God is a forgiving God. But we haven’t really understood the depth of that grace if all our examples of forgiveness are times when the people being forgiven look just like us. Given the long history of white supremacy in this country, we as Christians should ask: […]

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Good Links for September 30, 2019

Jake Meador reviews Jen Pollock Michel’s latest book: “Michel in particular is concerned with four doctrinal loci in which the theme of paradox is particularly essential—incarnation, kingdom, grace, and lament. The arguments themselves will likely be familiar to students of theology. However, that isn’t really the main source of interest here. It is the organization […]

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Good Links for September 23, 2019

Barb Best looks to Jesus for hope as a faithful single person post-menopause: “She answers, ‘I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.’ Martha had knowledge. She had faith. Nonetheless she was wrong…or maybe just incomplete. Jesus didn’t wait until the last day to reunite she and her sister […]

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Good Links for September 16, 2019

Alicia Akins sees grace in having to wait on God: “Delay can often feel like a burden. I used to squander such seasons, longing in vain for timely answers to tired prayers. I’d launch a countdown to God’s yes—and withhold praise until it arrived. Sadly, I knew nothing of the power that could transform a […]

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Good Links for September 9, 2019

Andrea Palpant Dilly articulates the beauty of the truth of the gospel: "But we have nothing to apologize for. On the contrary, the orthodox vision of human sexuality is abundantly good, true, and beautiful and points toward health and healing. It’s key to discipleship inside the church. It also applies to evangelism outside the church […]

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Good Links for September 2, 2019

Dorena Williamson encourages believers to persevere with each other: “As Christ followers, we are commanded to bear one another’s burdens. Instead of piling on criticism or distancing ourselves with apathy, we can lift those heavy laden and come alongside with love. What a picture of unity this could be! Beyond acquaintances sharing space, we become […]

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Good Links for August 19, 2019

CJ Hauser beautifully interweaves her own heartbreak with the legend of the crane wife: “In the story, there is a crane who tricks a man into thinking she is a woman so she can marry him. She loves him, but knows that he will not love her if she is a crane so she spends […]

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Good Links for August 12, 2019

Margalit Fox remembers the incredible literary and cultural legacy of Toni Morrison: “After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Howard with a major in English and a minor in classics in 1953, she earned a master’s in English from Cornell in 1955. She taught English for two years at Texas Southern University, a historically black institution in […]

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