Some bites and bits to get you through the weekend…

What will America look like in 2050? That was the title of a recent AOL opinion piece. And the answer? America will have 100 million more people, which, according to the AOL piece, is good news for America. Here’s the gist:

To many observers, America’s place in the world is almost certain to erode in the decades ahead. Yet if we look beyond the short-term hardship, there are many reasons to believe that America will remain ascendant well into the middle decades of this century.

And one important reason is people.

From 2000 to 2050, the U.S. will add another 100 million to its population, based on census and other projections, putting the country on a growth track far faster than most other major nations in the world. And with that growth — driven by a combination of higher fertility rates and immigration — will come a host of relative economic and social benefits.

In unrelated news, Carl Trueman is incapable of being dull, at least in writing (perhaps in person he’s the equivalent of community access television, but I doubt it). Case in point is his new Reformation 21 article “An Unmessianic Sense of Non-Destiny.” Read the whole thing. Here’s his conclusion:

Mid-life crises are dreaded by many men, but my advice is: gents, seize with both hands the opportunity to truly grasp that, whatever you thought at age eighteen, you are not actually the messiah and you have no special destiny which sets you apart from everybody else. The former is Christ alone; the latter is primarily reserved for his church. We all need to cultivate that certain unmessianic sense of non-destiny which will make us better citizens of the kingdom.

Also incapable of writing a dull sentence is Ted Kluck who comments on an unintentionally hilarious postmodern website.  Ted has also just released a short satirical book entitled Kinda Christianity: A Generous, Fair, Organic, Free-Range Guide to Authentic Realness. The goal of Kinda Christianity, according to Ted and co-author Zach Bartels “is not to promote understanding or contribute to the conversation. It’s to make you laugh.” It is funny. Oh, and the book has pictures.

On a more serious note, I encourage you to check out Ted’s new book Hello, I Love You: Adventures in Adoptive Fatherhood which will be released soon.