Podcast Pick of the Week: Is America a Decadent Society? Albert Mohler’s “Thinking in Public” episode with New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat.

Kindle Deal: The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction by Justin Whitmel Earley. $4.99.

Seven of the best articles I came across this week:

1. Harry Howard – How I Found God in A-Level Politics. “Christianity convinced me of its truth, but it scared me too.”

2. Greg Jao – 10 Questions Churches Should Ask Their Gen Z Members. Listening well to emerging young adults will offer new insights into the challenges (and opportunities) the church will face in the coming decades as these young adults gradually take their places in our neighborhoods, workplaces, and pews—if they do.

3. Katie McCoy – Our Identity in Christ Looks A Lot Like This… Because of His mercy, because He is the Master at creating a brand new something from a pile of nothing, He saw what He could make us.

4. Sean Johnson – The Mystical Vision of G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown. For Chesterton it is ordinary circumstances, not extraordinary ones, that conceal the greatest mysteries.

5. Sarah Isgur – How Opposition Research Happens. “As someone who got her start in opposition research, I thought I could help demystify the process. Let’s dive in!”

6. Daniel Im – The Gig Economy and Leadership in the Church. Underneath the allure of the freedom and flexibility that the gig economy promises, are 7 lies that are trying to change the way that we approach work, life, and love.

7. Ron Edmondson – Seven Ways to Stop Church Gossip. Many times the hardest repercussion of any sin is the gossip which stirs about the people involved.