- - Friday, August 21, 2015

(1) Stephen Colbert’s Divine Rapport (Scott Redd, Sunergoi)

***This post mostly recaps the recent GQ interview of Mr. Colbert, wherein he discusses his Christian faith and experience. The part about gratitude and Tolkien—fascinating.


(2) The Middle East’s Morality Police (Mona Eltahawy, New York Times)

***The author makes her case that the Middle East needs a sexual revolution, given the chauvinistic/misogynist/oppressive/moralistic life women suffer under. I take her point entirely about the facts of what the women undergo. But the early Christian church countered the contemporary treatment of women, not through sexual revolution but through Gospel revolution—making both men and women different from the inside out.


 (3) The Coddling of the American Mind: In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health. (Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, The Atlantic)

***This article, the cover story of the latest Atlantic, is getting a lot of traction this week. Talking about “trigger warnings” and “microagression” words being discouraged from use in university classrooms.


(4) 12 Smart Things Churches Should Do (Rick Whitter, ChurchPastor.com)


(5) Thomas Nelson to Release Final Work by Billy Graham: Where I Am

***In November, Rev. Graham will be celebrating his 97th birthday. Over the course of his life, he has delivered the Gospel message to more people face-to-face than anyone in history and has ministered on every continent of the world, in more than 185 countries.



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