- Religious Hostilities Reach Six-Year High: more than 5.3 billion people (76% of the world’s population) live in countries with a high or very high level of restrictions on religion, up from 74% in 2011 and 68% as of mid-2007. (Pew Forum)
- ‘Spiritual but Not Religious’: A Rising, Misunderstood Voting Bloc: while the evangelical bloc seems to have frayed a bit and liberal mainline religion continues to lose influence, another major religious category is gathering force and deserves politician and pundit attention—the “spiritual but not religious” vote. (The Atlantic)
- A Few Good Men, Not a Few Good Yes Men: it is encouraging as a minister to know that I have good men who are watching my life and doctrine closely so that the church will be edified and not led astray. What minister who knows his own heart would trust himself to lead a congregation on his own and according to his own wisdom? (Carl Trueman)
Just for Fun
- Apparently sharks are sneakier than I realized. Clever girl.