Good afternoon friends!
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1. ‘After Trump, Should Evangelical Christians Part Ways?‘ – An excellent and hopeful article from Mark Galli on how Christians of all stripes can move forward, together.
2. 4 Tips for Engaging While in a Babylonian Exile – Seedbed put out a great article on engaging with nonbelievers (and honestly, the tips apply to our communication with believers as well). I think one of the most important things to remember is the fact that we don’t always share the meanings of words. As the author says, “You can fill a page with the amount of words people use without critical awareness of what they mean when they use them.”
3. What Every Church Needs to Hear – Jesus Creed has a sermon up from Jason Micheli up that addresses Jesus’ well-known saying, ‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Matthew 22:21). You may not agree 100% with what he says but I guarantee he will make you think.
4. ‘Trump Won. Here’s How 20 Evangelical Leaders Feel.‘ – This is something I believe we all ought to read. There is a tendency to demonize the ‘other side.’ Regardless of what you thought about the election, do yourself a favor and listen to the concerns and feelings expressed by these evangelical leaders.
5. ‘In Defense of Denominationalism‘ – This is a long one but worth the read. Roger Olson discusses denominationalism within (particularly American) Christianity and argues that denominations are not innately bad or wrong. This runs contrary to much of my thinking so it really gave me some new thoughts to chew on.
Hopefully this will keep you filled up until tomorrow. And remember, if you’ve seen an article, video, or podcast – or if you’ve been reading a really good book – that you think we ought to add to the menu, comment below and we’ll see about putting it on.
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