Trevin’s Seven


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Thank you to Matt Perman for this review of the new Worldview Study Bible, for which David Dockery and I served as general editors.

Seven of the best articles I came across this week:

1. Angela Lu Fulton – Acts of Defiance. North Korean defectors who have spent years countering Communist propaganda now find themselves at odds with the South Korean government.

2. Chuck DeGroat – Fauxnerability in the Church: What is it? What do we do about it? With a higher value on transparency, authenticity and vulnerability in the church, there is a dark ‘flip-side’ that we need to be aware of.

3. A summary of the resolutions passed at this year’s meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.

4. Joseph Pearce – Who’s on the Right Side of History? Those who treat the past with contempt, refusing to learn its lessons and worshipping the imaginary machine of “progress,” will be the tools of tyranny today as they have been the tools of tyranny in the past. They are not only on the wrong side of history, they are on the wrong side of humanity…

5. Steven Wedgeworth – A Critical Review of Spiritual Friendship. An thought-provoking, charitable critique of the foundational assumptions behind the Revoice conference and the movement it serves.

6. Mike Cosper – Anthony Bourdain and Reckoning with Depression. “I wish everyone who felt the plague of depression could feel seen and known, comforted by the fact that they aren’t alone.”

7. Crystal Downing – Dorothy Sayers Did Not Want to Be a Prophet. Nevertheless, the saucy British writer made the pious vociferously angry.