10 articles for your information, edification, enjoyment, and encouragement as you begin your week. Happy Monday!
FAQSs of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – Are there possible ethical dilemmas with the ALS ice bucket challenge? Russell Moore hashes it all out here.
America in Black and White – Honest and important article from Justin Taylor on the various positions people are taking on Ferguson and why black and white evangelicals are responding differently.
Black and White Pastors Reflecting on Ferguson Together – J.D. Greear and Chris Green reflect together on the issue of race in Ferguson.
President Obama’s Mythical 21st Century – When I heard President Obama’s remarks on ISIS and his typical, “they are sooooo last century,” I realized just how ignorant our President seems to be. Trevin Wax wrote this article in response to Obama’s historically ignorant remarks on ISIS and radical Islam. I wish I had written it. Thanks, Trevin.
ISIS in the 21st Century – Ross Douthat with a similar article from a slightly different perspective.
Different Dimensions, Not ‘Theories’ of the Atonement – Ahh, yes! Such a refreshing look at multiple dimensions of the atonement, and a call to stop calling them theories.
You Can’t Quit Cold Turkey – A compelling and interesting look at ex-Kentucky Wildcat and NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen and his battle with weight. Though his satisfaction with food surpasses that with football, I pray he finds even deeper satisfaction in the Bread of Life.
A Blind Spot – Ray Ortlund: “My hunch is that some of us white people feel anxiety and confusion about scenes of racially-related strife not because we ourselves feel threatened but because we just don’t know what to do.”
The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit – What a truly fascinating story that I can’t believe is true.
Mo’ne Davis, The Little League World Series, and My Daughters – The Little League World Series is over and Mo’ne Davis was a history-making phenomenon. However, read why pastor David Prince would not allow his daughters to compete against the boys past childhood.
God cannot give us happiness apart from Himself, because there is no such thing. –C.S. Lewis