Kindle Deal: Balanced Christianity by John Stott. $1.99.
- I’ve enjoyed Season 25 of Business Wars about cereal, which chronicles the longstanding competition between Kellogg’s, Post, and General Mills.
- My session at The Gospel Coalition—”The Thrill of Orthodoxy”—was featured on the TGC podcast this week.
Seven of the best articles I came across this week:
1. Jon Bloom – The Devil Will Hang On His Own Gallows. A time is coming when events are going to turn on a providential hinge, and God will send deliverance for his people, most likely from a wholly unexpected place. And the devil is going to hang on his own gallows.
2. “Grand Bahama Right Now Is Dead.” Three CNN journalists recount what it was like to ride out the storm and emerge to its aftermath.
3. Ken Samples – 3 Things You May Not Know about Augustine the Writer. I hope these details enhance your appreciation for Augustine’s role in history.
4. Hannah Fry – What Statistics Can and Can’t Tell Us About Ourselves. In the era of Big Data, we’ve come to believe that, with enough information, human behavior is predictable. But number crunching can lead us perilously wrong.
5. Jonathan Leeman – Conservatives Clash on the Role of Government. David French is probably right to say we don’t want to give up on the institutions of liberal democracy just yet, but Sohrab Ahmari’s suspicion is not misplaced. Liberalism is not the friend we think it is.
6. Nicola Shulman – Nuclear Holiday. On comedy in the shadow of the Chernobyl tragedy.
7. Justice Neil Gorsuch – Why Originalism Is the Best Approach to the Constitution. Originalism teaches only that the Constitution’s original meaning is fixed; meanwhile, of course, new applications of that meaning will arise with new developments and new technologies.