- - Thursday, October 1, 2015

(1) The Heart of Ben Carson’s Faith (RealClearPolitics)

***A strong piece on Ben Carson’s Christianity. Whether he’d make a good President or not, and whether or not Carson’s Seventh Day Adventism buttons down doctrine the same way mainstream Evangelicalism does, the man seems to have his feet planted on Jesus.

(2) Kim Davis and the Pope’s Grand Strategy, by Ross Douthat (New York Times)

***Good analysis of the Francis-Davis exchange.

(3) Christian Evangelicals In Jerusalem Show Love for Israel (AP)

***”Both said they hoped Jews would accept Jesus when the apocalypse comes. “God will bless those who bless Israel,” he added.

(4) Rise of the virgin birth: four IVF clinics admit taking on such cases (The Telegraph)

(5) Republicans Fail at Hearings — Again, by Mona Charen (National Review)

“Speaking of running circles, that’s pretty much what Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards managed to do at the much-heralded hearing this week. …If, due to legal wrangling, the videos cannot be shown now, then why not hold off the hearings until they can be shown? The videos are the story. Full stop.”

(bonus) The Soul of a Book, by David Wolpe (TIME)  

***What the printed page will leave behind that a Kindle will not.




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