Online Reading (July 20, 2018)

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.

Online Reading (July 18, 2018)

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.

Online Reading (July 17, 2018)

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.

Online Reading (July 13, 2018)

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?

Online Reading (July 12, 2018)

What I’m reading today.

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.

Online Reading (July 11, 2018)

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.