Good Links for August 5, 2019

Michele Van Loon encourages the middle-aged: “For those of us in the second half of life grappling with career decline, the process of relinquishment involves facing our mortality, embracing a self-denying posture, and worshiping the King. We see this in the story of Job. In the wake of losing his family, business, health, and reputation, […]

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Good Links for July 29, 2019

Wendy Alsup interviews Melanie Cogdill about Beyond the Roles: “Several years ago, I was in the exhibit hall for the Evangelical Theological Society, where the attendees are more than 95 percent men. The books some publishers had put out were ones for women that focused on marriage and motherhood. Literally hundreds of books come across […]

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Good Links for July 22, 2019

Request for Prayer This past Friday, tragedy struck the family of Shannon Dingle, tireless advocate for the marginalized, when her husband Lee died after a freak accident while vacationing with their family at the beach. Lee leaves behind Shannon and their six children, along with family, friends, and countless other people who saw him as […]

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Good Links for July 15, 2019

Kate Shellnutt reports on the distressing news that Tish Harrison Warren’s Liturgy of the Ordinary has been counterfeited: “‘I’ve been constantly thinking of the verse about, “Do not store up treasures where moths and rust can destroy, and where thieves can steal, but store up your treasures where moths and rust cannot destroy and thieves […]

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Good Links for July 8, 2019

Amanda Ripley investigates the practical possibility of overcoming intractable differences in public and private debate: “There are many ways to complicate the narrative, as described in detail under the six strategies below. But the main idea is to feature nuance, contradiction and ambiguity wherever you can find it. This does not mean calling advocates for […]

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Good Links for July 1, 2019

Aimee Byrd wonders about the terminology on both extremes of the gender debate: “I think CBMW agrees with this, but their language and teaching on manhood and womanhood betrays them. There aren’t half-men, clueless as to how to earn their man card. There aren’t biologically identifiable women with male souls. We don’t need to force […]

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Good Links for June 17, 2019

Katelyn Beaty takes a Christian view of sex to the New York Times: “All creation, including human bodies, by grace reveals deeper spiritual truth. In other words, matter matters. So when a person engages another person sexually, Christians would say, it’s not ‘just’ bodies enacting natural evolutionary urges but also an encounter with another soul.” […]

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Good Links for June 10, 2019

Wendy Gierhart discusses the necessity of deep, careful study of scripture: “At the moment I was a bit taken back. This shut down the conversation. It was before my days in seminary and honestly, I wasn’t equipped with a good answer. Is the Bible meant to be simple for all to understand? I believe whole-heartedly […]

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Good Links for June 3, 2019

Andy Cassler coins the term ‘pro-choice fragility’: “Once the scientific objections have been exhausted, abortion advocates turn to moral, legal, philosophical, or even theological objections related to a woman’s bodily autonomy, the fairness of increasing the number of children waiting to be adopted, the potential for a poor quality of life, the potential trauma of […]

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