Recommended Reading: January 21

sanctuary-519617_1920If you read one article this week, engage My Question for Millennials Who Are “Over” Church by Aaron Armstrong.

For those of you with additional reading time this Saturday, check out the following selections, gathered (as always) from around the blogging world. Think I missed sharing a particularly thought-provoking piece? Let me know in the comments section below. Happy reading!

Theology and Religion

A Reflection on the Academic Study of Religion by George Aldhizer

When Did “Interreligious Dialogue” Begin? by Thomas Albert Howard

How Black and White Christians Do Discipleship Differently by Kate Shellnutt

Trump has me searching for a new religion by Garrison Keillor

Better Preaching in the New Year  Please! by Ben Witherington III

Biblical Studies and the History of Christianity

The Dead Sea Scrolls at Seventy by Timothy Lin

Why Study the Old Testament? by Karen Keen

Is Evangelical Scholarship Academically Rigorous? by Joseph Ryan Kelly

Worldviews and Culture

President Trump, Therapist in Chief? by Carl Trueman

Implicit Bias Gets an Explicit Debunking by David French

How America Turned Its President into a God by John Ehrett

Why the NYT Hid the Numbers for the “Hottest Year on Record” by Robert Tracinski

The American College: Place for Liberal Learning? by Eva Brann


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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