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.
Some of what I’m reading and thinking about today
Culture: The National Post asks, Is it time to rethink the narrative about religion in Canada?
Church: Gospel Coalition writes about the dangers of “Broken Wolves”
Persecution: Christianity Today talks about the Coptic reaction to continued persecution in Egypt. I think we in the west have much to learn.
Persecution: A New York Times opinion piece points out why Christians should see the white supremacist habit of picking on Black Churches as persecution of the Church.
Apologetics: While (at staggeringly great length) taking issue with “natural atheology”, Edward Feser argues that Apologetics isn’t just an intellectually dishonest branch of rhetoric.
Media: GetReligion today shows why failing to understand prayer can lead journalists to get stories wrong.
Church Resources: Probably self-serving, but Thom Rainer talks about how churches actually can (In many cases) afford extra staff.