- Pentecostalism’s Wesleyan Roots & Fruit: The Wesleyan doctrinal tradition provides Pentecostals with an inclusive and expansive yet solid and substantive paradigm for doing theology in today’s world. It’s not the only model. However, we’re already at home with this theological tradition. And it offers, I think, a clear, consistent, and coherent trajectory. (Seedbed)
- Finding ways to be alone together is a new American pastime: It’s easy to bemoan the digital age and how it’s turned us all into self-centered addicts of individualism. But really, all this has done is made us much more American than ever before. (National Catholic Reporter)
- The New Monasticism Gets Older, But Will It Grow Up? God has been calling individual believers to the monastic life for nearly two thousand years—so why would we presume that he is not still doing so today, even among Protestant Evangelical Christians? If God is calling some to this life then the Church should provide them with the monasteries necessary to live out their calling. (First Things)
- Don’t Quote Me on This: Emerson didn’t hate quotation, not really. What he hated was our impulse to shortcut actual thought. The Internet didn’t create that impulse, but it has made it far more tempting and easier to satisfy. (New York Times)
- Check out the Winners Highlights from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. Amazing photographs from around the world.
Just for Fun
- If you’re looking for some happy this morning, check out Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel doing a fabulous rendition of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”