Too Sexy for This Selfie |  Interview by Rachel Marie Stone,
“Nancy Jo Sales’ new book, American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers, grew out of a set of troubling questions like mine: How did social media become so sexualized? Why do women and girls get harassed so much online? Why are girls posing like porn stars in selfies?”

Ken Myers: Cultural heart attack | Interview by Marvin Olasky, World Magazine
“Four years ago you suffered a heart attack that, doctors say, only 4 percent of sufferers survive. Since the Patrick Henry College students here, like all 20-year-olds, see themselves as immortal, could you talk a bit about that close encounter with mortality?”

James Durham on Ministerial Qualifications (2) | Donald John Maclean, Meet the Puritans
“But an understanding of the truths of scripture itself would be useless to a minister, unless they also possessed the ability to communicate those truths. Thus there had to be giftedness to ‘express and bring forth, for the edification of others, what they had conceived themselves.’”

Scientific paper which says the human hand was designed by a ‘Creator’ sparks controversy | Doug Bolton, The Independent
“A recent scientific paper on the movement of the human hand has faced strong criticism for referring to a ‘Creator’ throughout.”

Hope for the Unhappy Christian | Phillip Holmes, Desiring God
“The Christian’s unhappiness, discontentment, and the way we view God are directly linked.”

Defending Boys in a “Girl Power” Age | Heather Wilhelm, RealClearPolitics
“Unfortunately, in its earnest quest for female empowerment, America—never quite good at moderation, and always quite good at fighting the last battle—is quietly and methodically marginalizing boys. Every day, through various media campaigns, America’s boys absorb countless messages that girls can do anything—and that they deserve our unending attention and adoration. When it comes to boys, however, the cacophony of ‘dream big’ media encouragement falls oddly silent. The assumption, one supposes, is that the giant, sinister swath of oppressive male ‘privilege,’ supposedly inherited by young boys, speaks for itself.”

New Book

The Lord’s Prayer for His People by Robert Traill

Kindle Books

Couple of relaxing “weekend” books for you first of all.

This Is NPR: The First Forty Years ($2.99)

Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation by Maggie Oman Shannon ($1.99)

The Gospels and Acts (The Holman Apologetics Commentary on the Bible) ($2.99)

How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens: A Guide to Christ-Focused Reading of Scripture by Michael Williams ($3.99)