- Why ancient Rome matters to the modern world: Ancient Rome still matters for very different reasons – mainly because Roman debates have given us a template and a language that continue to define the way we understand our own world and think about ourselves. (The Guardian)
- Is There a Biblical Difference Between Happiness and Joy? Depicting joy in contrast with happiness has obscured the true meaning of both words. Joyful people are typically glad and cheerful — they smile and laugh a lot. To put it plainly, they’re happy! (OnFaith)
- Go to Church, Justin Bieber: The Millennial generation, of which I am a part, can be too quick to dismiss churchgoing as a meaningless exercise in keeping up appearances. We are a sometimes spiritual, but never religious generation. When it comes to religious affiliation we are Generation None. Justin Bieber is emblematic of a larger culture of Americans who think that we don’t need worship, organized religion, or church. But isn’t that precisely what we need? (First Things)
- A Songwriting Rant: So when I rant about songwriting, I’m not really ranting about songwriters, but about the pastoral carelessness, verging on negligence, shown by a fair few guardians of the church simply because someone is holding a guitar. For most modern charismatics and evangelicals, our hymnody is our liturgy – a problem which is the subject of a whole other post – and that makes thinking it through carefully extremely important. (Think Theology)
Just for Fun
- This is what writer’s block feels like.