- Christianity Today, Alipius, Friend of Augustine
Who we pal around with can shape our eternal destiny. Alipius found it so. From North Africa, he was a close friend of a teacher named Augustine in the fourth and fifth centuries.
- Jason Byassee, The Ironies of Leadership (HT Jason Goroncy via Twitter)
On theological grounds, it is no accident that institutions failed Jesus. They’re among the principalities and powers that rebelled against their creator (Ephesians 6:12). Yet it is striking what Jesus did when he returned from the dead and met those who had abandoned him. Precisely where we might have expected vengeance, we got patience, tenderness, restoration of sinners and repair of all that was torn.
- The Guardian, Is This the End for Books? An interesting reflection on books, technology, and the distractions of the internet.
In some ways, though, the question of whether we do our reading off paper or plastic is the least interesting one. More interesting is what we’re reading, and the manner in which we do so.
- Ministry Matters, Was Jesus a Fighter?
With such a variety of messages about masculinity, men and women are navigating in new waters as they think about what a man should be. Within the Christian church, new debates about masculine roles have arisen alongside old debates about the role of women in the church. Books, movements, and exchanges among Christian leaders on the Internet have ignited new conversations about what Christian faith teaches about men and how Christians ought to model behaviors for men.
- The Economist, People have a strange and worrying tendency to admit to things they have not, in fact, done.
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