- - Monday, August 31, 2015

(1) A New School Year Starts, and Many Seminarians Are Staying Put (Kevin Emmert, Christianity Today)

“Seminarians are not relocating to go to seminary,” said Ligon Duncan, president of the Jackson, Mississippi–based Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS). “Many are choosing to attend regional institutions with which they have less theological affinity in order to stay in the same city.”

(2) The Most Popular Bible of the Year (Daniel Silliman, The Washington Post)

***The last time you purchased a copy of the Bible,d what translation was it?

(3) What Exactly Is the Kasper Proposal? (Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture)

***Keep your eyes on the continuing Roman Catholic conversation about divorce, remarriage, and communion.

“Catholicism can accommodate differences in language, differences in custom, even differences in rite; but not differences in doctrine.”

 (4) Affirming a right to die with dignity (George Will, Washington Post)

***Where there’s a Will there’s a way to…affirm physician-assisted suicide?
“There is nobility in suffering bravely borne, but also in affirming at the end the distinctive human dignity of autonomous choice. Brittany Maynard, who chose to be with loved ones when she self-administered her lethal medications, was asleep in five minutes and soon dead.”

(5) Who Cares About Religious Freedom? (Jim Davis, Get Religion)

***”Get Religion” offers fantastic analysis of the religious content within media. In this piece, Jim Davis notes what hardly anyone took note of last week (except religious news outlets)—the threat to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).



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