- Coffee with Facepalm Jesus Calling: An earlier generation asked What Would Jesus Do? But these days, people are increasingly comfortable with skipping the hypothetical, shifting out of the subjunctive, and just telling us What Jesus Would Say, in their opinions. If he were really here, that is: if he were talking, if he were blogging, or meme-ing, or cartooning, or writing devotionals. (Fred Sanders)
- Income Gap, Meet the Longevity Gap: Poverty not only diminishes a person’s life chances, it steals years from one’s life. (New York Times)
- The Accidental Complementarian: Jen is a complementarian, we nod. I am described by the convenience of a category. One word makes me a friend or foe. I am a complementarian. But as is also true for my egalitarian sisters in Christ, that isn’t all there is to know. (Jen Pollock Michael)
- The Age of Individualism: In the future, it seems, there will be only one “ism” — Individualism — and its rule will never end. As for religion, it shall decline; as for marriage, it shall be postponed; as for ideologies, they shall be rejected; as for patriotism, it shall be abandoned; as for strangers, they shall be distrusted. Only pot, selfies and Facebook will abide — and the greatest of these will probably be Facebook. (Ross Douthat)
Just for Fun
- What it would look like if you were Superman.