Category Archives: Worth a Look

Worth a Look 5.20.15

Worthwhile reading for Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

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Worth a Look 5.19.15

Worthwhile reading for Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

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Worth a Look 5.18.15

Worthwhile reading for Monday, May 18, 2015.

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Worth a Look 5.14.15

Worthwhile reading for Thursday, May 14, 2015.

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Worth a Look 5.13.15

Worthwhile reading for Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

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Worth a Look 5.12.15

Kindle Deal of the Day: Why I Am a Christian by John Stott. $1.99.

John Stott has spent a lifetime wrestling with questions about Jesus both personally and in dialogue with skeptics and seekers around the globe. Now in Why I Am a Christian he provides a compelling, persuasive case for considering the Christian faith.

Mike Cosper and I were both able to attend “The Cost of Freedom” panel discussion with Robert George, Cornel West, and Rick Warren. Mike’s reflections are worth reading. He touches on style of conversation, personal vocation, civility, and confidence in the truth:

The Cost of Freedom didn’t describe an alternative model so much as it displayed one. Beginning with comments from Biola’s President, Barry Corey, a tone of generosity was set. Corey described Biola’s vision for cultural engagement as having a “firm center and soft edges,” a firm set of evangelical convictions at their core, and a gentle and generous way of engaging with the world around them. If your commitment is to Truth, and if you have deep confidence in the Truth, then there should be no fear in engaging people with differing ideas.

Across the pond, Andrew Wilson considers the shocking election results in the UK and what they might mean for the church:

So the campaign was boring, but the result was anything but. A Tory majority, three party leader resignations, and an electoral map that now looks like Maggie Simpson. Whether you’re thrilled by that or exasperated by it, it certainly …

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Worth a Look 5.11.15

Kindle Deal of the Day: The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside your Door by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon. $1.99.

What would happen if every follower of Jesus took the Great Commandment literally? Is it possible that the solution to our society’s biggest issues has been right under our noses for the past two thousand years?

Bryan Loritts has a bracing and convicting word regarding the “low-grade ethnic fever” some of our African-American brothers and sisters feel in predominantly white, evangelical institutions and churches:

There’s a low grade fever running among many of our minority brothers and sisters working in white evangelical environments, and their fever is a result of varying factors that have left them vulnerable and exposed.  I cal this fever “low grade” because they can still function, yet if left undiagnosed and untreated, this ethnic fever will only escalate into a toxic sickness.  If we want to treat their condition, I find it helpful to look at the factors contributing to their ailment.

Barnabas Piper informs Yankees of 25 things they should know about moving to the South. You know, stuff we’re, like, used to down here:

I grew up in Minnesota. I lived in Illinois for twelve years. And in late 2013 I moved to Nashville, TN. It’s different here than up north. Here are 25 things I learned and felt I must share with anyone else making the same migration.

If you’re familiar with C. S. Lewis’ famous essay, “The Inner Ring” (or even if …

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Worth a Look 5.7.15

Worthwhile reading for Thursday, May 7, 2015.

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Worth a Look 5.6.15

Worthwhile reading for Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

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Worth a Look 5.5.15

Worthwhile reading for Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

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