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
- TGC, “Did Fundamentalists Invent Inerrancy?” – Church History Professor John Woodbridge reviews the history of the doctrine of the truthfulness of Scripture arguing that contrary to contemporary claims, it is the historic view in the Augustinian tradition.
- TGC, “How the Second Generation of Korean-American Presbyterians Are Bridging the Gap” – Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra explores the history of Presbyterianism in Korea and America and explains how the Korean speaking presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church in America could be moving toward uniting with those that speak English.
- Gallup, “Moral Acceptability of Polygamy at Record High” – Andrew Dugan explains new data that shows the continued rise of the moral acceptance of polygamy in America.
- Better Humans, “How to Be a ‘Great Student’ and Learn Absolutely Nothing At All” – Charles Chu suggests that students who work the hardest to memorize problem solving techniques and to spit out rote answers may not actually become the most competent workers.
- Gizmodo, “The Full 10-Page Anti-Diversity Manifesto Circulating Internally at Google” – Kate Conger releases the internal manifesto gone viral at Google written by James Damore, an engineer that was subsequently fired.
- Psychology Today, “How Big Are Psychological Sex Differences” – Psychology Professor David Schmidt of Bradley University explains that differences between the sexes are significant across all cultures.
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.
- Circe Institute, “The Commons #12: On Building Sturdy Children” & “The Commons #18: Further Thoughts On Building Sturdy Children, Part 2” – Host Brian Phillips interviews Dr. Keith McCurdy (M.A., Ed.S.) of Total Life Counseling about the current parenting crisis and what we must do to raise sturdy kids.
- Masters of Scale, “Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg in Lead, Lead Again” – Host Reid Hoffman interviews Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg to discuss leading through the changes of growth.