Recommended Reading: August 30 – September 5

RingsIf you read only one article this week, read Marriage and Mating Rites by Karen Swallow Prior.

If you’ve got time for a bit more reading, check out the suggested reading links below, which I found to be informative, insightful, and challenging while perusing the internet this week.

Theology and Religion

Round Table: Christian Warfare by Conciliar Post

Evangelical Identity and the Clarity of Scripture by Barney Aspray

Evangelical Superstars and Why They Fall by Roger Olson

Prison, Purgatory, and Heaven by Stephen Webb

Hard Questions We Are Not Asking Francis by John L. Allen Jr.

Biblical Studies and the History of Christianity

Does Mark Balance Out Matthew? A Canonical Consideration by Nijay Gupta

Thoughts from Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God… by Jeremy Cushman

Did Jesus Christ Actually Exist? by Ben Cabe

Why so many Christians won’t back down on gay marriage by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

The Genre of the Gospels by Phillip Long

Worldviews and Culture

The Conservative Humanist by Bradley J. Birzer

Irresponsible Choices by Thomas Sowell

Jeremiah and the Enlightened Racist by David Mills

Stupid is the New Smart by Daniel Flynn

The Prince Bride Syndrome by Ryan Shinkel


Published by Jacob J. Prahlow

Husband of Hayley. Dad of Bree and Judah. Lead pastor at Arise Church. MATS from Saint Louis University, MA from Wake Forest University, BA from Valparaiso University. Theologian and writer here and at Conciliar Post. Find me on social at @pastorjakestl

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