Best of the Week – 2017/08/18

I’ve started posting a weekly collection of blog posts, articles, podcasts, and books that I have found interesting, helpful, challenging, important, or funny. I don’t endorse everything I post, but I only post content I think is worth taking the time to consider. We all have to make choices about what content we “consume” each week, so I hope I can point you in directions that are worth your time.

Only a few to recommend this week

Blog Posts & Online Journals

Online Newspapers & Magazines

Podcast Episodes

  • Pass the Mic“Bonus – Current Events: Charlottesville”– Hosts Tyler Burns and Jemar Tisby discuss the events of last weekend in Charlottesville as white nationalists demonstrated around a confederate monument scheduled for removal, counter protests followed, and violence against counter protesters left 1 killed and many others injured.
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Best of the Week – 2017/08/09

I’ve started posting a weekly collection of blog posts, articles, podcasts, and books that I have found interesting, helpful, challenging, important, or funny. I don’t endorse everything I post, but I only post content I think is worth taking the time to consider. We all have to make choices about what content we “consume” each week, so I hope I can point you in directions that are worth your time.

Blog Posts & Online Journals

Online Newspapers & Magazines

  • WSJ, “Could Football Ever End?” – Jason Gay reports on a new study leading many to quit the sport, and he suggests that if football were ever to end, it will be from an internal collapse of the sport as parents and players move to other sports.
  • The Atlantic, “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation” – Psychology Professor Jean Twenge of San Diego State University suggests that the Millennial generation she calls “iGen” faces a mental health crisis due, in large part, to smart phones.
  • The Christian Science Monitor, “The Coming Evangelical Collapse” – Michael Spencer’s 2009 article has proven prescient, predicting that Evangelicalism’s identification with right wing politics, its failure to pass on the orthodox faith, and its rampant consumerism will dramatically alter the religious landscape of our nation.
  • NYT, “Google’s War Over the Sexes” – Ross Douthat weighs in on the controversy at Google over James Damore’s manifesto that got him fired.

Podcast Episodes

Best of the Week – 2017/08/02

I’ve started posting a weekly collection of blog posts, articles, podcasts, and books that I have found interesting, helpful, challenging, important, or funny. I don’t endorse everything I post, but I only post content I think is worth taking the time to consider. We all have to make choices about what content we “consume” each week, so I hope I can point you in directions that are worth your time.

Like last week, I’ve included material that’s a few months old.

Blog Posts & Online Journals

Online Newspapers & Magazines

Podcast Episodes

  • Risen Motherhood“How Many Children Should We Have”– Hosts Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler talk about embracing children into family life while raising a number of considerations to balance.
  • Audition: A Podcast of Mars Hill Audio, “Oliver O’Donovan on political theology” – Host Ken Myers interviews the moral philosopher on the Church’s historic belief that governments are expressions of God’s rule, and that the reality of the king of God is a necessary point of reference if we are to understand politics correctly.
  • Radiolab, “From Tree to Shining Tree” – Hosts Jad and Simon explore the forest and uncover the incredibly ability of trees to communicate and create symbiotic relationships with fungi.

Books

  • The Deep Things of God by Fred Sanders – an exploration of the doctrine of the Trinity as it relates to Evangelical faith, the gospel, and the Christian life