Kindle Deal: Eight Twenty Eight: When Love Didn’t Give Up by Ian and Larissa Murphy. $2.99.
Article: Honored to have contributed an article to Premier’s Christianity magazine in the UK – The North Pole, Faulty Maps, and Why It’s Dangerous to Follow Your Heart. (I might quibble a bit with the title they chose, as it’s not always dangerous to follow your heart. The key is ensuring that your heart is aligned with God’s revealed purpose for your life.)
Seven of the best articles I came across this week:
1. David Epstein – The Peculiar Blindness of Experts. Credentialed authorities are comically bad at predicting the future. Why?
2. Australia’s election results were as surprising to pundits as Brexit and Trump. Here’s Samuel Gregg on why Australia’s conservatives won. Also of interest, the role that the doctrine of hell played in the candidate debates just days before the election! Murray Campbell reflects on the role of religion in supposedly secular societies.
3. I subscribe to a couple of email newsletters from friends and church leaders whose work I admire. John Starke is one of them. The variety of topics and depth of insight on display in his most recent one is why I appreciate this renewed method of communication.
4. Ryan Martin – Eschatology in an Age of Artillery Fire. “I live in the war-torn eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where I teach theology at a small university…We were reading the prophet Micah when the thunder of distant artillery fire began to shake the room. I’ll never forget the moment.”
5. Deborah Evans Price – Chris Rice on Walking Away from the Spotlight. I’ve always enjoyed the music of Chris Rice. He shuns the spotlight and rarely does interviews, but he is here for a conversation about his life and his latest music.
6. Sophia Lee sits down for a conversation with Laci Green. Conservative news journalist meets with the millennial YouTube star, sex ed celebrity, and social justice warrior.
7. Adam Gopnik – Can We Live Longer But Stay Younger? A report on recent attempts to reverse aging and look for the fountain of youth in medical advancement.