If you read one article, reflect over The Amish Understand a Life-Changing Truth about Technology by Michael Coren.
For those of you with additional reading time this weekend, check out the following suggestions, gathered (as always) from around the interwebs. Think I missed sharing something important? Let me know in a comment below. Happy reading! Continue reading
If you read one article this week, engage Why “The Prince of Egypt” is the Bible Movie Viewers Deserve.
For those of you with additional reading time this fine spring day, check out the following selections. Think I missed sharing something important? Let me know in the comment section below. Continue reading
If you read one article this week, engage The Politics of Bible Translations by Scot McKnight.
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If you read one article this weekend, look at The Absurdity of the Passion by Jacob Quick.
Blessed Holy Saturday Readers! Below are this week’s recommended readings, gathered from around the blogging world. May you find them as engaging and interesting as I did! Continue reading
I believe we suffer from a propensity to look at people with whom we disagree and say to ourselves, “That person can’t teach me anything. They are so wrong in how they think, so insufficient in their intellectual capacities, so distorted in their worldview, that I could not possibly see reality more clearly by interacting with this person.”
Think of the political divide. Republicans decry working with “the other side” as a compromise of values. In turn, Democrats seriously question the sanity and morality of those who disagree with their principles. Both sides react with disdain when anyone seeks a third way for moving forward.
Consider the culture wars. One side sees evil lurking everywhere.Government, the news, schools, technology–-all are trying to poison the hearts and minds of the faithful. The other side sees the forces of corruption, corporate task masters, and institutional suppression reigning supreme, preventing people from experiencing true liberation.
Think of what is now 500 years of theological division (non-Chalcedonian and Orthodox brethren aside, of course). For some, the Reformation was the moment of freedom, the removal of the shackles of theological corruption, the purification of doctrine and practice, and remains a cause for great celebration. For others, the Reformation was a grave mistake, a continued blight on the landscape of Christianity, a massive embarrassment, a destruction of unity that should be mourned, not celebrated.
The very way in which we talk to and interact with others is poisoned by the mindset, “You’re wrong. I cannot learn from you.” Too often, the logic is frighteningly simple: Someone is different than me. Since I’m right, that someone is wrong. Therefore, they have nothing of value to offer me or my tribe. Continue reading
If you read one article this week, look at The Fast Before the Feast by Aphrodite Kishi.
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Over at Conciliar Post, we’ve got a nice collection of short write-ups on the books that some of our writers have been reading. My contributions are included below, but I’d encourage you to check out what else we’re been reading by clicking here. Continue reading
Happy weekend, dear readers! If you engage one article from this week, look at My Larry Nasser Testimony Went Viral, But There’s More to the Gospel than Forgiveness by Rachel Denhollander.
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If you engage one thing this week, read or watch The Testimony of a Former Gymnast Who Confronts Her Abuser by Rachel Denhollander via TGC.
For those of you with additional reading time this weekend, check out the following articles. Think I missed sharing something important? Let me know in the comments section below. Happy reading! Continue reading