Loon’s linkage (January ’11)
January 31, 2011
Great reads, all of them:
- Andy Crouch brilliantly ruminates on Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ remarkable ability to “articulate a perfectly secular form hope.”
- Rachel Held Evans winsomely recounts how trying to love God with her mind put her at odds with an outspoken seminary president.
- Brett McCracken considers the ways social networking platforms and the “paradox of public intimacy” are impacting church efforts to cultivate community.
- Kyle Bennett furnishes a compelling essay exploring how “a thorough sensitivity to the Spirit’s presence and work” helps to deepen Christian civility.
- Nicholas Kristoff makes his case for why guns should be regulated as seriously as cars or toys.
- Richard Mouw points out how the book of Revelation doesn’t always conform to stereotypes about “apocalyptic literature.”
- Michael Gerson explains the basis for respecting our fellow citizens, “even when they hold absurd political beliefs.”
- Ellen Painter Dollar offers a thoughtful critique of the “child-as-project mentality that permeates American parenting today.”
- Skye Jethani suggests 3 reasons why interfaith cooperation honors God. And yes, he’s writing as an evangelical with strong theological convictions.
- Ed Stetzer unpacks some of the most common challenges faced by church planters.
- Christianity Today announces its 2011 Book Awards.