In today’s #FaithandCulture Reading, we cull a brief list of some of our favorite articles of the week — featuring selections from Bruce Ashford, Brittany Salmon, Dylan Anderson, Stephen Stallard and Meryl Herr.
- My Ten (or So) Favorite Cultural Critics
Bruce Ashford at First Things: “The list includes historians, philosophers, sociologists, poets, and literary critics. Some are well-known, others are quite obscure. Some are Christians, others are not. All were born before 1950 and each offers a salient evaluation of Western society and culture that remains relevant for our task today.”
- Three Tips on Teaching Your Children About Racism
Brittany Salmon at The ERLC: “The racial divide in our nation presents the opportunity for Christians to bring light into a dark space. When talking to our children about this, it’s important to make sure their understanding is rooted in Scripture.”
- 2 Reasons to Go on the Central Asia Cultural Study Tour
Dylan Anderson at The CGCS: “This experience helped me to piece together the historical and cultural landscape of the New Testament in a way that no seminary class or textbook ever could. This trip will change the way that you read and teach Scripture for the rest of your life.”
- Anti-Semitism, the Church’s Mission, and Our Jewish Neighbors
Stephen Stallard at The CGCS: “As Christians, we come from ‘every tribe and tongue,’ yet there is a distinctly Jewish ‘flavor’ to our faith. In a very real sense, to be anti-Semitic is to be anti-Christ.”
- How the Church Can Support Workers in the Gig Economy
Meryl Herr at Made to Flourish: “Hear their stories. Hear their struggles. Hear how, through their work, they can partner with God’s redemptive work in the world. And then equip them to do their work well.”
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.
- “Whatever Your Life’s Work Is, Do It Well.” Martin Luther King Jr. on Work
MLK: “If it falls to your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, like Shakespeare wrote poetry, like Beethoven composed music.”
- The Basic Questions We Need to Ask if We Want to Improve Public Discourse
Andrew J. Spencer: “A free people with a limited government can be a powerful catalyst for Great Commission activity, if they live with a passion to pursue it.”
- How to Cultivate Virtue in the Digital Age
Clint Little: “We must be willing to cut off our digital hands and pluck out our digital eyes if necessary.”
- 3 Reasons You Should Attend ‘Science and the Christian Faith: Moments That Shaped History’
Nathaniel Williams: “We do our people a disserve if we willfully remain uninformed on topics they have questions about.”
What other articles would you recommend?