This is likely my last post of the year. A very merry Christmas to all of you! Thank you for reading and recommending my column.
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Seven of the best articles I came across this week:
1. Tis the season for Top Books lists!
- Christianity Today’s 2019 Book Awards
- TGC’s 2018 Book Awards
- World Magazine’s 2018 Books of the Year
- Russell Moore’s favorite books of 2018
- David Dockery lists and comments on many noteworthy releases of 2018.
- In case you missed it, here are my favorite reads of 2018.
2. Collin Hansen – My Top 10 Theology Stories of 2018. Collin’s take on the major stories of the year is always worth considering.
3. Kathryn Butler – Napalm Girl and God’s Saving Grace. Kim Phuc’s famous photograph, taken when she was 9 years old, offers only a glimpse into the anguish she suffered in the wake of the bombings.
4. Daniel Willingham – Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It? Each is best suited to different purposes, and neither is superior.
5. Sarah Smith – Hundreds of sex abuse allegations found in fundamental Baptist churches across U.S. God have mercy.
6. Derek Rishmawy – Finding Penalty Where None Should Be Found. Even though we still commonly hear folks claim that nothing like a satisfaction, or a penal theory of Christ’s work on the cross was present in the Church Fathers, you can still find passages that prove otherwise.
7. ‘Men Have Forgotten God’: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s 1983 Templeton Address. This week marks the centennial of Solzhenitsyn’s birth.