Interesting links for the week of December 28, 2020

Ravi Zacharias investigation leads to unsettling and disturbing answers Can we do better than the Enneagram? Christians and conspiracy theories Is the “woke” Christian church doomed? Female Seminarians forming bonds PODCAST: Making the Christian story plausible and desirable to Gen Z Cover photo by Jeffrey Blum on Unsplash

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Interesting links for the week of December 21, 2020

Pelican Project Member Dorothy Greco discusses an essential ingredient for ministry leaders: accountability Pelican Project Member Michelle Van Loon describes the unexpected blessing of a “blue” Christmas Is the positive reaction to Elliot Page’s recent announcement regarding being transgender a double-standard? An estimated 700 people convert to Mormonism daily. A look at the “most American […]

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Interesting links for the week of December 13, 2020

Mental health declines in the U.S. in 2020, except for regular church attendees The sad irony of celebrity pastors Jewish women ousted from a secret Facebook group for women. Why? Wall Street Journal columnist tells Dr. Jill Biden she should drop her title because she’s not an M.D. Religious people less likely to support gene-editing […]

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Interesting links for the week of December 7, 2020

The rise and fall of Hillsong Pastor Carl Lentz   NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins advises churches to stay closed during the pandemic Pelican Project Member Wendy Alsup honored by The Gospel Coalition for her book Companions in Suffering  Self-Publishing may be the wave of the future  Pelican Project Member Michelle Van Loon reflects on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s […]

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Interesting links for the week of November 30, 2020

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma addresses the meaning of life  The case for singleness as a vocation Complementarianism and the beauty of gender differences  Advent: Clutch member Ashley Worsham-Giaccone shares her Advent devotional series Pelican Project member Karen Swallow Prior interviewed New Testament professor Jonathan T. Pennington about his new book, Jesus the Great Philosopher: Recovering the Wisdom […]

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Interesting links for the week of November 22, 2020

Pelican Project member Dorothy Greco discusses building the lasting love pledged on the wedding day: https://www.propelwomen.org/content/building-a-lasting-love/gjebi5?fbclid=IwAR0XZ2PAIva6Y-qUQ_DMH5Q3AkYSe3LSXd1FT-IVzoPm5AJ3oC3XdUREBvQ Volunteering can help children cope in uncertain times: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/on-parenting/volunteer-opportunities-kids-family-covid/2020/11/13/1df6d42e-244b-11eb-952e-0c475972cfc0_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_the_optimist&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_optimist Is the American church ready for refugees? https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2020/november/us-will-re-open-to-refugees-is-us-church-ready.html  “Calling-in” (private, respectful conversations) could be the remedy for cancel culture: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/19/style/loretta-ross-smith-college-cancel-culture.html?fbclid=IwAR3Ge4W_ubTyaEeGNQNDZGFVawHO1lCVKnEeZNi0nvm9qxRhmKds1tL3q04 Narcissism and the toxic megachurch culture: https://religionnews.com/2020/11/19/carl-lentz-and-the-hot-pastor-problem/?fbclid=IwAR08meeFUMxq8sMZkz2ur6rMTNlMkKXgC8GxEKm45IBJ-mVL3TCBnayvCtg PODCAST: Karen Swallow Prior talks with philosopher Jennifer […]

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Interesting links for the week of November 16, 2020

New Testament scholar Craig Keener discusses what happens when political prophecies don’t come to pass: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/november-web-only/political-prophecy-false-bible-scholar-trump-election.html 2020 American Bible Society study indicates that combat veterans are more likely to read Scripture: https://www.biblegateway.com/blog/2020/11/research-the-us-military-and-the-bible/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BibleGatewayBlog+%28Bible+Gateway+Blog%29 60 years ago, Ruby Bridges walked into an all-white school because of desegregation. What we should know: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/9-things-you-should-know-about-ruby-bridges-and-school-desegregation/ Moonies leader tells his followers to take up […]

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Interesting links for the week of November 9, 2020

The Associated Press (among other networks) called the 2020 presidential race: Joe Biden to be 46th President: https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-wins-white-house-ap-fd58df73aa677acb74fce2a69adb71f9 The Dutch Protestant Church makes a long-awaited statement about guilt for not doing more for Jewish people during WWII: https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2020-11-08/dutch-protestant-church-admits-failing-jews-in-world-war-ii Is it wrong to be rich? How can we enjoy wealth to the glory of God? https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/enjoy-wealth-glory/ Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz […]

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Interesting links for the week of November 2, 2020

Sarah Billups writes in the NYT that regardless of the outcome of the election, there is a sizable remnant of evangelicals who will persist in choosing human flourishing over fear: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/01/opinion/trump-evangelicals.html?fbclid=IwAR1WDlFaIw-wFIFD43v8TV4Mmyg_NgOieRWdXTFvZnubVie-EZTyiR-aRzQ Pelican Project member Karen Swallow Prior gives reasons why voting for a third-party is an acceptable option: https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2020/october/karen-swallow-prior-voting-for-neither.html Pelican Project member Tish Harrison Warren writes about why […]

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