Recommended Reading: May 16-22

Christian WorshipIf you engage one article this week, read Is Christianity a Religion or a Relationship? Worship or Ritual? by Reed Metcalf.

For those of you with more reading time on this fine Spring day, I encourage you to consider the selections below. As always, if you think there is something else that I should be reading, feel free to let me know in the comments section below.

Theology and Religion

How to Recognize Evil by Drew McIntyre

The Difficult Task of True Theology by Fr. Stephen Freeman

In Praise of the Dying Art of Civil Disagreement by Carl Trueman

Does Christianity Need the Bible? by Douglas Beaumont

David Bentley Hart on Universal Salvation and Human Freedom (via Eclectic Orthodoxy)

Biblical Studies and the History of Christianity

A Thicker Kind of Mere by Timothy George

Our Family Narrative: Why Christians Should Study Church History by Cort Gatliff

Finding St. Anthony by William Doino

What is the Secret Gospel of Mark? by Daniel Gullotta

Is the Original Text of the New Testament Lost? Rethinking Our Access to the Autographs by Michael Kruger

Worldviews and Culture

Message to My Freshman Students by Keith Parsons

When Perfection Kills by Scott Klusendorf

‘Just Asking’ by Thomas Sowell

Why We Should Let the Pantheon Crack by Courtney Humphries

Maury’s Silent Majority by Drew Denton


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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