Bible Translations: Get Religion talks about the problem Journalists have in knowing which translation of the Bible they should quote in stories.
Money: Be careful of taking a banks advice of how to deal with US borer and customs.
Abortion: A very good reader-level examination about what happens to abortion laws in the US if Roe v. Wade were overturned.
Refugees: While we like to say Canada’s awesome on how we deal with refugees, our wait times for their hearings keep getting longer.
Immigration: World Mag has a feature on a for-profit company trying to help new Americans to find work and develop skills.
Apologetics: Here’s a Christian response to a piece by noted skeptic and atheist Michael Shermer.
Speech and Taxes: CRA loses an interesting case in Ontario on whether the tax code can constitutionally limit the speech of charities.
Biblical Criticism: Sean Macdowell talks about how the principle of embarrassment means that the Old Testament should be trusted.
Persecution: World Magazine gives some examples of the very strange things being used as evidence that an American missionary is a terrorist.
Persecution 2: Tim Challies gives some incisive lessons Christians should learn from early church persecution.
Discipleship: Jen Wilkin at the Gospel Coalition answers why we need Bible reading to stoke our affections for Christ.
Community: Nancy Guthrie comments on what to do when Christians let us down (and it WILL happen)
Unintended Consequences I: Laws preventing criminals from profitting for their crimes can sometimes cause problems for other victims of the criminal.
Unintended Consequences II: When activists made sure that (non-transgendered) star Scarlett Johanssen gave up her role, it may have kept the movie from even being made.
Anti-Semitism: Get Religion points out how a flattened understanding of the relations between Judaism and Israel seems to be leading to a rise in anti-semitism.
Blessing the Community: Hannah Chao at TGC talks about a ministry of an LA Church that helps high schoolers learn skills to express themselves in film.
Struggling with Unbelief: Mark Alrtrogge has some scriptural good news for those of us who struggle with unbelief at times.
What I’m reading on Friday the 13th (oooo)
Charity: Elon Musk volunteers to fix people’s water in Flint, Michigan.
Missions: Protests in Haiti strand American short-term missionaries.
“charity” gambling: An example of Chase the Ace for the benefit of a local fire department isn’t promoting much charity in a family.
Interpretation: So, how does one interpret scripture?
Heresy: A balanced article on seeing and naming false teachers.
Weather: scientists have cameras recording as a large glacier calves ice into the ocean.
Missions: Eliot Clarke expresses some of the possible pitfalls missionaries face in honour/shame cultures.
Academia and Religion: Scholar J. Budziszewski talks about the question of doing academic inquiry as a Christian at the Veritas Forum.
Marriage: David Mathis has a decent article on the picture marriage is of Christ’s love for the Church.
Church Revitalization: Thom Rainer gives reasons for his optimism about a coming wave of Church revitalization.
Holiness: Over at the Cripplegate, a decent article on how to know you’re growing in holiness when struggling with anger.
Weather: Tropical Storm season begins for us in Newfoundland.
Sermon: TGC word of the week promotes a timely message about how buzz and belief are different things.