In today’s #FaithandCulture Reading, we cull a brief list of some of our favorite articles of the week — featuring selections from Josh Wester, Annie Lavi, Casey B. Hough, Scott Hildreth, and more.
- Why Families Are Critical for Human Flourishing
Josh Wester at The ERLC: “The Bible’s teaching on marriage works because in practice, even marriages which fall short of the biblical ideal—as every marriage does—are still powerful. Stable, intact families lead to flourishing because they go with the grain of God’s design for humanity.”
- A Letter of Repentance
Annie Lavi at Fathom Mag: “The body is more than just terrible news stories, failures and forgetfulness. The body is the Lord’s and I am sorry that I didn’t treat you as such.”
- 3 Ways to Pray for Iran
Scott Hildreth at The CGCS: “In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus shows us that the true neighbor is the one who looks beyond racial and religious distinctions and extends love.”
- Seeking and Discerning the Call to Gospel Ministry
A panel discussion at The CGCS: “What is calling? Is it biblical? Is it even important? Is a calling to vocational ministry different than a sense of calling to any other vocation? How do you know if you’re called to do something or if it’s just your own heart’s desire?”
- What Sheep and Goats Teach Us About the Sanctity of Life
Casey B. Hough at The ERLC: “What we believe about the grace, mercy, and compassion of Jesus must translate into actions of grace, mercy, and compassion toward others.”
From Intersect This Week
Here’s a list of the articles we published this week. If you missed one, now’s your time to catch up.
- Want to Read More? Make It a Habit. Make It a Joy.
Nathaniel Martin: “Those who wish to read more should not look for quick fixes, life-hacks or guru knowledge. They should learn to think about reading as a joyous habit worth prioritizing.”
- Laboring in Obscurity: Why I Edited a Book in Honor of Dr. Michael Travers
Andrew J. Spencer: “It can be easy to overlook the faithfulness of faculty whose legacies are recorded in the lives of their students rather than the catalogs of a library.”
- 4 Reasons Parenting is Hard
Jeremy Bell: “You don’t need to have a full blown worship service every night at your house where you preach a sermon with three points and a poem. You can teach about Jesus throughout the day-to-day operations of your life.”
- Is It Possible to Reconcile Faith and Science? 4 Helpful Articles to Start the Conversation
Bruce Ashford: “Though some scientists argue that science and theology are incompatible, Christianity actually played a significant role in the rise of modern science and is hospitable to science and scientists.”
What other articles would you recommend?