- Slavery still grips tens of millions worldwide, report says: There are still slaves in the majority of countries across the world, according to a new report released Thursday by the NGO “Walk Free.” (CBS)
- Christian, Not Conservative: Why Marilynne Robinson’s literary—and liberal—Calvinism appeals. (American Conservative)
- The Double-Edged Sword of Being a Female Bible Scholar: There are still tremendous challenges for women in evangelical scholarship, and I’m just not sure how to go forward because of the tokenism mindset. I want to encourage female scholars, but I would want a young, male New Testament scholar to look up to me as much as a female New Testament scholar would. I want to move beyond thinking that I should just mentor women. I should also mentor men, and I think that would be the next frontier. (Hermeneutics)
- Taken for Granted: Why the Church Must Acknowledge Illness: There’s something deeply horrific about our bodies failing us, no matter what the illness might be. (Christ and Pop Culture)
- Church Stereotypes, According to Google: What millions and millions of searches reveal about Internet users’ perceptions.
Just for Fun
- The Most Awkward Jesus Painting I’ve Ever Seen. Warning: I have not yet figured out how to unsee this. The nightmares, they won’t stop.