- While You Were Talking About Gungor, Driscoll, and Walsh: While the white evangelical twittersphere was debating whether Mark Driscoll should step down from his pastorship, members of the black twittersphere were guessing which picture of them the media would show if a white person or a cop gunned them down. This is the world we live in. (On Faith
- When Prayer Makes Anxiety Worse: Several new studies show that praying might help alleviate worries—but only if the person has a secure relationship with God. (The Atlantic)
- 13 Tell-Tale Signs of HR Problems in Your Parish: churches, which should be models of health and life, often are dismal places to work. And if they’re dismal places to work, you can bet that parishioners are feeling the effects, no matter how vibrant your parish may otherwise be. (Episcopal Cafe)
- The Atrophy of the Evangelical Imagination: many Christians do not know how to receive art, they only know how to use it. Expressions of culture–whether through film, literature, television, or the fine arts–are typically seen as valuable only to the degree that they affirm Christian worldview or ethics. Those that don’t (which would be the vast majority) are labeled anathema. (Samuel James)
Just for Fun
- Apparently Hollywood’s character actors have had enough.