Video: Over at For the Church, I answer the question: What encourages you about the future of the church?
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Seven of the best articles I came across this week:
2. James Eglington – Populism vs. Progressivism: Who Knows Best? Opposing types of knowledge are at the heart of today’s polarization. How does a Christian decide?
3. Bruce Ashford – Jordan Peterson: High Priest for a Secular Age. For Christians, the encouragement we should gain from Peterson’s meteoric rise is that it proves the real “felt need” for order, meaning, and morality in a secular age.
4. Julia Alexander – The Golden Age of YouTube is Over. The platform was built on the backs of independent creators, but now YouTube is abandoning them for more traditional content. (Warning: explicit language.)
5. David Brooks – The Moral Peril of Meritocracy. Our individualistic culture inflames the ego and numbs the spirit. Failure teaches us who we are.
6. Woman identified as the last survivor of the US-African slave trade. Durkin pieced together Redoshi’s life story through a number of archival sources, starting with her kidnapping in what is now Benin at the age of 12 and her passage to Mobile, Alabama on board the “Clotilda,” the last slave ship to arrive in the US in 1860, carrying 116 people.
7. Matthew Lee Anderson – Reactionaries, Past and Present. “I have long wondered how people like Lewis and Chesterton could announce what they effectively saw as the end of the civilization they’d inherited, but maintain what seems to me to be a palpably different atmosphere than contemporary reactions against liberalism, capitalism, or whatever other -ism is lately being blamed for our social decay.”