Happy Fourth of July

Fourth-of-JulyHappy Birthday to the United States of America! As is my custom on this holiday, I encourage you to read the Declaration of Independence (signed this day in 1776) and to reflect on the ideals of government found therein.

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. Continue reading

Recommended Reading: June 7-13

N. T. Wright

N. T. Wright

Below are my recommended readings for this week. May you find them insightful and thought-provoking as always. JP

If You Only Read One Article, Read N.T. Wright on Gay Marriage

Theology and Religion

Hate Religion but Love Buddhism? by Joanna Piacenza

Enjoy the Process of Rejection… by Jeremy Cushman

The Pope is Catholic by William Doino Jr.

“Cosmos” and Christianity (or any other religion for that matter) by Peter Enns

The Difference a Trinity Can Make by Michelle Mikeska

Biblical Studies and the History of Christianity

Bart vs. Bird — Was Jesus the Real Deal? by Nijay Gupta

Reasons for Seminary by Scot McKnight

The Quest for the Real Jesus by Chris Keith

Review of “Gospel Writing” (Francis Watson) by Michael Kruger

Worldviews and Culture

The Voice of a Prophet: Solzhenitsyn on the Ukraine Crisis by Joseph Pearce

We Are Wired to be Social by RJS

Am I a Man? by Roger Olson

Why We Humblebrag About Being Busy by Greg McKeown

Amnesty Lite Is Still Amnesty by Thomas Sowell