Video: Over at LifeWay Voices, I answer a question about a technology likely to catch the church off guard. This is coming, and we need to be ready.
Kindle Deal: Two of my books are on sale this week. This Is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel and Gospel Centered Teaching: Showing Christ in All The Scripture are both $2.99.
Seven of the best articles I came across this week:
1. Spencer Case – Moral Zealotry and the Seductive Nature of Evil. A tempting fallacy about morality is to think that wickedness must arise from transparently abhorrent motives, and goodness from nice ones.
2. Jen Wilkin – Who Says Social Media Can’t Make You Wise? “Ten years of social media has shown me the wisdom of being slow to speak, how comparison kills joy, how in-person friendship knows no substitute. But it has also taught me the sweetness of the well-timed word of encouragement, of shared celebrations and shared losses.”
3. Many observers believe the future of America is secular. But these two articles demonstrate a religious future that may look quite different.
- Clare Coffey – Belief in aliens could be America’s next religion.‘American Cosmic’ explores how the once-fringe phenomenon has taken root among the powerful.
- Emily Belz – Magical Thinking. Americans—including some churchgoers—are showing an increasing interest in New Age beliefs and practices.
4. Matthew Lee Anderson – The Sin of Anxiety? If there was a stigma against speaking openly about anxiety or depression, there is now a strong prohibition against even asking whether such phenomena might have moral components to them.
5. Sean Adams – Who was Garamond, anyway? The history behind 5 classic typefaces. I’m the son and grandson and brother of printers. I’m a Bible publisher. I care about fonts. So, naturally, I am passing along this article and hoping you enjoy it as much as I did.
6. Kathryn Schulz – My Father’s Stack of Books. A well-written reflection on a man’s stack of books and what it says about his interests and aspirations.
7. Brett McCracken – Why Pro-Choice Movies Are So Rare. Given the politically liberal hegemony that is Hollywood—where films advocating other progressive causes like LGBTQ rights are a dime a dozen—why is advocacy for abortion rights so little seen in mainstream movies?