You may have noticed that sadly it’s not Friday. Last Friday was International Women’s Day and I was away and without internet. Then I had a weekend, so here we are.
On consumer ethics
Lauren Rambo Where should Christians buy their clothes?
Patrick Mitchel A personal appeal for Christian unity in diversity
Peter Enns Why I don’t believe in God anymore
On ‘radical’ faith
Daniel Jespen Radical enough?
The common warning is that a stunted belief in Jesus that does not result in radical obedience is either missing the point of the Christian life or is missing salvation itself. Those who are held up as models of the Christian life are those who made radical life changes to follow Christ, like becoming overseas missionaries, or moving into the inner city. Anderson writes, “It really hard to read these books, one after another, and confidently declare yourself a Christian at the end”.
Alister McGrath Memory and grace: redating the conversion of C.S. Lewis
Not one, but two articles from deep thinkers who have OI.
Ellen Painter Dollar The dangers of solutionism applied to our always less-than-perfect children
Philip Burcham Genetic counselling and the death of medical compassion
Ellen Painter Dollar then responded to Philip Burcham – not all people with disabilities think alike on these issues. Bless those who curse you (& don’t call them eugenicists, moral monsters or murderers)
On writing well
The part that worries me is that I have talked with young professors all over the place, and they say things as blunt as: ‘If I write more clearly people will distrust my writing’. There is a negative placed on clarity and directness as if these characteristics pander to the public.
Anita Sarkeesian Damsel in distress – tropes vs women
On refugees next door