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Three brief extracts from my reading: prevalence of guns; how to read; our experience of faith in a pluralistic world.
Three brief extracts: how Christians & non-Christians see us; French social thermalism; and the difference in sermons at Pearl Harbor and 9/11.
Article worth discussing: “How to Reach the West Again: Six Essential Elements of a Missionary Encounter” (Timothy Keller)
Tim Keller lists six things necessary if the followers of Jesus are to make the gospel attractive and plausible in our increasingly post-Christian world.
Journalist George Packer says there are four competing stories being told about America by Americans. It’s not a good situation. What story do we tell?
We will fail to see our neighbor accurately if we think to highly of ourselves. And sadly, I think far too highly of myself.
In our politicized world we are tempted to paint dire predictions of the future if the wrong party, candidate or policy wins. Christians need to distinguish between the apocalyptic and the merely tragic.