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Seven of the best articles I came across this week:
1. Tim Keller – 3 Ways to Pass On Faith to the Next Generation. It is impossible to lay blame neatly when one generation fails to pass its faith on to the next one. Did the first generation fail to reach out, or did the second generation just harden their hearts? The answer is usually both. Mistakes made by one Christian generation are often magnified in the next, nominal one.
2. Michael Kruger – The Power of De-conversion Stories. De-conversion stories are designed not to reach non-Christians but to reach Christians. And their purpose is to convince them that their outdated, naïve beliefs are no longer worthy of their assent. Whether done privately or publicly, this is when a person simply gives their testimony of how they once thought like you did and have now seen the light.
3. Gregory Thompson – MLK: The Friend We Need But Do Not Want. On the inconvenience of Martin Luther King, Jr.
4. Kristen Padilla – Brené Brown and the Lie of the Divine Self. What we find in her book is more than the old adage “Believe in yourself.” Rather, each person is purported to be divine—a divinity or “power” that humanity collectively shares with one another that resembles the “Force” in Star Wars or the New Age belief in the “Higher Self.”
5. Wesley J. Smith – The War on the Hippocratic Oath. We need increased comity and tolerance for those medical professionals who object to reigning moral paradigms and hold to sanctity-of-life ethics.
6. Sophia Lee – Finding My Voice. Confessions of one of my favorite Christian foreign-born journalists.
7. Who Killed More? Hitler, Stalin, or Mao. It’s not even close.