- 3 Ways Expository Preaching Combats Biblical Illiteracy: Biblical illiteracy is a widespread problem that manifests itself in several ways. The basic nuts and bolts Bible knowledge of key stories, people, and concepts is much less common. People have little patience for the parts that are difficult to understand, let alone the parts that are clear and offensive. What are you going to do about this, Pastor? (Pastors Today)
- Protestant work ethic isn’t just Protestant anymore: America’s vaunted Protestant work ethic is getting a makeover: Now it might be more of an atheist work ethic. (Religion News Service)
- Heal Me—Body, Mind, and Soul: Why are we so attracted to yoga, acupuncture, and the like? As people of faith, we recognize that we are multidimensional beings. We know that we are more than just a body, but exist as bodies, minds, and spirits, and all parts of us need attention. (Hermeneutics)
- Paranoid Narcissism: What Dostoyevsky Knew about the Internet: Paranoid narcissism—the mixed desires and fears of being watched by unknown others—thus defines virtual society, giving rise to numerous related anxieties such as the sense of exposed insignificance and the fear of missing out. (The American Reader)
- The New Calvinism: A Visual History. A helpful timeline covering major influences in the development of the new Calvinist movement.
Just for Fun
- If you haven’t seen this already, you should check out Zach Galifianakis’ interview with President Obama The best line: “You know what I would do if I were president? I’d make gay divorce illegal and then see how bad they want it.”