- The one theology book all atheists really should read: One reason that modern-day debates between atheists and religious believers are so bad-tempered, tedious and infuriating is that neither side invests much effort in figuring out what the other actually means when they use the word ‘God’. (The Guardian)
- Mortifying the Fear of Academic Books: If you can clear the fog of fear and hesitation hovering over academic books, you might find an unexpected depth and richness between the pages. Heavy theological reading will never take the place of a heart-gripping novel or a devotional full of soaring words of worship. But a rich read can often add color, dimension, and vibrancy to your Christian walk and give those devotionals a few more volts. (Gospel Coalition)
- Extroverts and Introverts in the Church: Jesus perfectly embodied both types of personalities. He knew when to withdraw from people and he knew when to move towards them. He knew when to step back and pray and he knew when to move forward and heal. He knew when to talk and he knew when to listen. (Hermeneutics)
- The History of Popular Music, According to Google: Drawing on the songs that reside in the collections of millions of Google Play users, the company created a visualization of the popularity of various artists and genres from 1950 to today. (The Atlantic)
- Thirteen tips for giving a well-organized and informative speech. Many of these work for sermons as well.
Just for Fun
- I’d forgotten about this prank, but it’s still funny.