Four extracts: Wendell Berry’s vital words; Marilyn Chandler on childlikeness; Michael Gerson sees rot in evangelical politics; Tish Harrison Warren on A Rocha.
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In an uncertain world, the question is how should we respond when we are uncertain how to respond? Here’s a place to begin.
Being politicized seduces the followers of Jesus away from the primacy of Scripture and the Christ-like ethic of loving those made in God’s image.
Even parts of creation that seem unproductive and wasteful, like swamps, are the Lord’s and vital in the orderly planet he made.
Two books, a compendium of short pieces on the art and ideas that propelled America to prominence between 1945-1968, and a biography of St. Paul.
Books Noted: Saving Us (Katherine Hayhoe, 2021) and Calvinism for a Secular Age (Jessica Joustra & Robert Joustra, 2022)
Two helpful books. One helps us talk Christianly about climate change and the other helps us think Christianly about all of life and culture.
Most books on moral philosophy are dense and dry, requiring us to slog through turgid prose and convoluted logic. Except this one.
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.