A mashup of articles for your information, edification, and enjoyment.
The Secularization of the West and the Rise of a New Morality – Albert Mohler: “The claim that humanity can only come into its own and overcome various invidious forms of discrimination by secular liberation is not new, but it is now mainstream.”
10 Common Ways Churches Get Off Mission – Jared Wilson: “The Lord has called his people to be on gospel mission for the sake of his glory. Most churchfolk will readily acknowledge this, and yet many churches have drifted away — often subtly — from thinking of themselves as missionaries in their respective communities and beyond. Here are some common ways churches engage in ‘mission drift.'”
On Dying and Reckoning with the Prosperity Gospel – An excellent interview with church historian Kate Bowler who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.
Glory in the Ordinary – Check out this phenomenal profile of pastor, theologian, professor, and author Kevin DeYoung.
Going Deep on Our Smartphone and Social Media Habits – Great interview with Alistair Roberts, who offers tremendously helpful insights on smartphones and social media use.
Clinton, Sanders Miss the Point on Student Debt – James K.A. Smith: “Both candidates treat the university like a black box: They ignore the inner workings that make college so expensive, instead offering magical thinking and ways to keep feeding the beast.”
Donald Trump Wins Nevada Caucuses – Trump’s third straight win makes me very uncomfortable. Still a long way to go, but the fact Trump has had as much success as he has with his morally deplorable rhetoric is alarming.
Date Your Wife – Husbands, Ben Reaoch offers six suggestions for leading with love in your home.
That’s a Foul?! – ESPN video of the difference between fouls today and fouls 20 years ago.
The ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition – Really looking forward to getting my hands on this.