Weekend Reading: 3/25


by John Ellis

I freely and happily admit that I have cribbed this idea from many other writers and bloggers. So be it. A good idea is a good idea, right? There is so much content vying for our attention on the internet, it’s often hard to find the diamond in the rough, so to speak. Although, there are plenty of diamonds hidden throughout the interwebs. That fact means that aggregate sites are useful, and websites and blogs that devote articles and posts to serving as an aggregate for interesting and/or useful content are likewise useful. While I have next to zero desire for this blog to become an aggregate site, or even provide daily posts that offer some help to my friends and readers uncovering some diamonds that they may have missed, a weekly post seems fun for me and possibly profitable for others.

Below, are several of the more interesting articles and blog posts that I read over the last week. Enjoy.

In this excerpt from his latest book, First Freedom: The Beginning and End of Religious Liberty, Al Mohler calls for Christians to have “courage, conviction, and clarity of vision.” While always needed, that call has a deepening resonance as we face the uncertainty that comes with eroding religious liberty. http://www.albertmohler.com/2017/03/21/gathering-storm-religious-liberty-wake-sexual-revolution/

In John 13:35, Jesus told his followers that the world would know that they are his by the love that they have for one another. Kevin DeYoung points out that the “least of these” in Matthew 25:31-46 is also referring to other believers. Truly, our love and care for each other is of the upmost importance in the lives of Believers. https://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/kevindeyoung/2017/03/21/who-are-the-least-of-these/

Apologist William Lane Craig engaged in a bit of social media dialogue with a stranger, and then posted it for all to read. Very interesting and edifying. http://www.reasonablefaith.org/dialogue-on-the-kalam-cosmological-argument

Bowing to pressure from liberal Christians, Princeton Theological Seminary has rescinded their decision to award Tim Keller the Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Witness and Public Testimony. Appalled by Keller’s Biblical stance on sexuality and the ordination of females, Princeton withholds an award named after a man who didn’t believe in the ordination of women. http://religionnews.com/2017/03/22/princeton-theological-seminary-reverses-decision-to-honor-redeemers-tim-keller/

This is a rather long yet fascinating (and troubling) article about aliteracy. Yes, that’s not a typo – aliteracy. The belief that the best way to study and discuss books is by not reading books. Eventually, someone is going to realize that the emperor has no clothes. Right? https://thewalrus.ca/the-rising-tide-of-educated-aliteracy/




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