- Reason and the Republic of Opinion: the ideal of “clear and intelligent thought,” stripped of its condescension and its indifference to the non-rational dimensions of human life, deserves to be defended. We need not be a nation of intellectuals, but we must not be a nation of idiots. (New Republic)
- The Rise of the Dones: At Group’s recent Future of the Church conference, sociologist Josh Packard shared some of his groundbreaking research on the Dones. He explained these de-churched were among the most dedicated and active people in their congregations. To an increasing degree, the church is losing its best. (Holy Soup)
- Five Reasons Why Millennials Do Not Want to Be Pastors or Staff in Established Churches: Not all Millennials are averse to serving in leadership roles in established churches. But many of them are. And our churches are approaching a tipping point where many are unable to attract Millennial members or leaders. It will likely soon be a crisis. (Thom Rainer)
- Wonder and the Ends of Inquiry: Modern popularizations of science make much of wonder—but expressions of that passion are notably absent in professional publications. This love-hate relationship between wonder and science started with science itself. (The Point)
- 15 Words You Had No Idea Were Acronyms. I’ve heard pastors use “snafu” in sermons and wondered if they knew what it meant.
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- Things IT People Never Say