Welcome. #26 in a continuing series.
- Former Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins has a new job at The University of Virginia.
- The story gets more complicated yet again: In a rather shocking discussion on Facebook, Naghmeh Abedini claims the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) forced her to misrepresent Saeed’s prison conditions in Iran. (Be sure to read the comments on this blog post as well.)
- It may not be formatted the same as The NIV Study Bible, but there’s a Study Quran on the market now, and not everyone is pleased.
- Apologetics: The author of Cold Case Christianity and God’s Crime Scene says making your case effectively is going to involve learning a new language.
- Author and Pastor J. D. Greear explains to the people at The Summit Church why he’s running for President of the Southern Baptist Convention.
- A Roman Catholic newspaper article urges the church to allow women to preach at mass.
- While the U.S. is Presidential-election-focused, in Canada, one of the top news stories is the debate over physician assisted suicide.
- Essay of the Week: Long before Neil Armstrong took one small step for man, a book warned about the spiritual danger of trespassing on the moon. (See book cover shot, above.)
- Podcast of the Week: Discovered a new one, with 77 episodes already banked, titled These Go To 11 (the graphic on the page clarifies it.) Most recent: After the hardest year of his life, Tullian Tchividjian was interviewed for nearly an hour by the three hosts.
- Statistic of the Week: Only 9% of Evangelical congregation have a female lead pastor.
- Call it, ‘The hazards of speaking without notes.’ Andy Stanley’s remarks last weekend about small churches really irked one small church advocate. Among others.
- Acceptance of transgender people may be increasing elsewhere, but not in Texas high school sports.
- Video of the Week: Singer Raely Elle reminded me of Beckah Shae. Check out Rainbow, a reggae/pop song, and then click through to watch Peacemaker.
- Help Wanted: Is it cringeworthy when a church advertises for a new worship leader on Craigslist?
- Finally, God wants a divorce from the republican party: