- Academia may now be beyond satire: George Will -- "Twenty years on, one lesson of Sokal's hoax is that many educators are uneducable."
- An Alarming Trend in American Culture: The Decline of Reading Literature -- "I suspect few people who pay attention to culture will be surprised by these discoveries."
- An Open Letter to My Liberal Friends -- "I woke up this morning with the same pit in my stomach as on November 9, 2016. On that day, like so many of you, I awoke disillusioned with our democracy, horrified that an unqualified narcissist lacking in empathy, curiosity, and morality would soon become the leader of the free world. But today, I experience a new sense of horror: a feeling of utter alienation from my generation and my gender."
- A Prayer for Partners in the Advance of the Gospel -- "The Apostle Paul urged a favorite church of his to advance the Gospel as an “army of one”."
- Baptist lawmaker seeks end to no-fault divorce -- "State Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) says the prevalence of no-fault divorces has contributed to the breakdown of the family in society."
- Can Morality Be Legislated? -- "I'm afraid the majority of people in this country have bought into this lie, which has been propagated by the liberal left."
- 'Gray divorce' named among senior adult challenges -- "A 2013 research paper by Bowling Green State professors Susan Brown and I-Fen Lin noted a 'gray divorce revolution' in America."
- ‘Ice cream killer’ is so dangerous, she’s headed to a men’s prison -- "Estibaliz Carranza, 38, will be transferred to an all-male prison because she’s too dangerous to be locked up at a women’s facility, but authorities might be playing right into her hands."
- On the Use and Importance of Corporate Prayer -- "Corporate prayer begins to take out the individualistic assumption that Christianity is only about me and my relationship with God.
- “Red Letter Christianity” And The Bible -- "The “Red Letter Christians” I have known have not taken Jesus’s words more seriously than other Christians. They have just taken other biblical words less seriously and, in some cases, refused to take them at all."
- The Third Time is a Charm -- "Among folks who are interested in attending church, there is little appeal in hearing an erudite minister give a lecture on understanding the ways Plutarch’s approach to biography will somehow help us dance around the “mistakes” in the Gospel accounts of Jesus so as to uncover the real message..."
- Tolerance for Ambiguity: a Sign of Christian Maturity -- "Perhaps the kinds of heated, and even vicious, conflicts we come across...is more a function of a psychological inability to tolerate theological ambiguity than a sign of theological “courage”."
- What Preachers Can Learn from George Whitefield’s First Sermon -- "Whitefield’s text was Ecclesiastes 4:9–12: “Two are better than one...”"
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Academia may be beyond satire, and other links
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