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.
The concept of loving Jesus but not the church is nonsensical. Lord willing, over the next day or two, I’ll be writing a PJ Media article in response to the Barna research and article that prompted my opening sentence. https://www.barna.com/research/meet-love-jesus-not-church/
The new food-nutrition labeling system from President Obama is set to take effect next month. With it will come a Luigi Pirandello levels of situational and reality-mocking absurdity. NRO’s Kevin Williamson explains more: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446348/obamacare-food-labeling-regulations
Ignoring actual research about the issue, Equal Pay Day was this past week. Every year, I want to write something; every year someone writes something better than I could’ve. This year, it was NRO’s Carrie Lukas (among others). http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446397/equal-pay-day-bogus-math
While almost two years old, I first read this article by Mitch Chase this past week. In it, Chase confronts the Christianese platitude that God will not give us more than we can handle. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/god-will-give-you-more-than-you-can-handle
Al Mohler writes, “With the advance of secular pluralism, expository preaching must become the Church’s strategy for survival.” http://equip.sbts.edu/publications/magazine/magazine-issue/spring-2017-vol-85-no-1/preaching-secular-age/
Do you believe the claim that the Church is the most important institution on the planet? If you’re not a Christian, you probably don’t. Sadly, many Christians agree with non-Christians. At least, they live their life and interact with their local church as if they agree. https://www.9marks.org/article/pursuing-contentment-through-your-ordinary-local-church/