- The Impoliteness of Talking About Religion: Why are Americans are often reluctant to discuss faith outside of their families? (The Atlantic)
- The Confidence of Theology: Frontiers of Christianity in Britain Today: Crises tend to give rise to reflection: as Hegel suggested, the owl of Minerva takes her flight at twilight. We see this taking wing in the strength of theology in Britain today, despite a small number of practitioners and many institutional difficulties. It would be perilous to ignore this florescence, much as there are those who disdain its rarefied detachment. (ABC Religion)
- What an Obscure Old Testament Figure Reveals about Us Gentiles: With this list of characters, it’s no wonder we overlook Obed-Edom. His obscure name is a compound of two other names—Obed, David’s grandfather, and Edom, Esau’s nickname. No doubt, many of us would have to Google him to figure out who he was. Yet he beautifully illustrates what has happened to us—especially us Gentiles—through Jesus. (Christianity Today)
- Libraries struggle to remain relevant in a digital world: Local libraries offer more than ever before, expanding far beyond books to provide community resources often available in few other places. But according to a new survey, efforts to broaden library appeal are falling short. (Daily Dispatches)
Just for Fun
- Older brothers are evil.