Podcast Pick of the Week: I’ve been enjoying Tim Keller’s sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer. In “Awe: Hallowed Be Thy Name,” he expounds on Psalm 63 and five aspects to adoration of God.
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Seven of the best articles I came across this week:
1. Carl Trueman – The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self. Fantastic long form essay here from Carl Trueman on the philosophical underpinnings of our current cultural narratives and how we view “the self.”
2. Kevin DeYoung – 7 Questions to Ask in Evaluating Online Pundits. “If we are to be wise, then, in both what we read online and also how we read it, we need to stand by the unpopular conclusion that not all opinions are created equal.”
3. James Hamblin – You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus. Marc Lipsitch, a Harvard professor, predicts that within the coming year, some 40 to 70 percent of people around the world will be infected with the coronavirus. But, he clarifies emphatically, this does not mean that all will have severe illnesses.
4. Andrew Taggart – Secular Monks. “This secular monasticism may be generating a new kind of celibacy.”
5. Kelsey Dallas – Yes, Justin Bieber is Christian. Why do so many people care? Lots of conversations these days about celebrities being open about their Christian faith. Kelsey Dallas lays out some ways evangelicals tend to respond. I wrote more in detail about this here.
6. Marvin Olasky – 1990 and 2020. Olasky examines how public opinion on abortion has changed in the last 30 years.
7. Andrew Walker – The Church as Forged Family. “To understand the church as a forged family is to understand it is as a place of welcome, habit, and nurture—a place where people can find grace and acceptance and the warm embrace of family.”