Recommended Reading: April 1

If you read one article this week, engage Avoid the Weird: Why Conservatives Should Stay as Mainstream as Possible by John Mark Reynolds.

For those of you with additional reading time this April Fool’s day, check out the following selections, gathered from around the blogging world. Think I missed sharing something important? Let me know in the comments below. Happy reading!

Theology and Religion

Guarding the Good Deposit by Brandon Smith

Rethinking Heaven (with NT Wright) by Scot McKnight

The Need for a Comprehensive “Theology of Diversity” by Chris Gehrz

What Happens to the Pastor When People Leave the Church by Deacon Godsey

What We Lost When We Lost Our Hymnals by Tim Challies

Biblical Studies and the History of Christianity

Archaeological Clues to Israelite and Judahite Religion by Karen Keen

Core Beliefs of Second Temple Judaism: The Shema by Phil Long

How Many Christians Does It Take…? by Larry Hurtado

What Should Contemporary Evangelical Christians Think about the Reformation? by Roger Olson

Pope Francis as Historian by Bronwen Catherine McShea

Worldviews and Culture

People of the Internet: Stop Taking Everything So Personally by G. Shane Morris

I Loved My Grandmother. But She Was a Nazi. by Jessica Shattuck

Leadership is Bunk by Agnes Howard

Sometimes the Grass Really is Greener (Part One) by Christopher Skinner



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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