Ditch the Diploma
Why college graduates are questioning their education.
Black and white and red all over
Russell Moore on why racial justice is a Gospel issue.
3 Reflections on leading your family well
“All of us know tragic stories of wives and children of pastors, church planters, and missionaries who grow up to hate the church. These stories could have been avoided, in many cases, if the leader in the home had not neglected his family.”
3 Signs of repentance every church leader should learn
Phil Monroe helps church leaders how to know when it is appropriate to encourage a victim of abuse to allow an offender back into their home or life.
The abuse of full-time Christian service
Kim Shay: “It disturbs me that today that we don’t encourage our young people that employment is indeed a godly pursuit. A young man with $30,000 worth of student debt, instead of choosing to pay that debt down, stands up and asks his congregation for support to go on a short term missions trip. We give it to him. Why do we let him think the “higher calling” is to stay in debt, ask for more money, and go on a missions trip? Because it’s seen as full time service, which is viewed as just a little cut above the rest. Isn’t it a godly thing to pay back what the government has loaned you for your schooling? Is it not building responsibility and godly manhood to pay the loan back? No, we send them off. I find it perplexing.”
Eugenics, Past and Future
Ross Douthat: “Having left behind pseudoscientific racial theories, it’s easy for us to look back and pass judgment on yesterday’s eugenicists. It’s harder to acknowledge what we have in common with them. First, a relentless desire for mastery and control, not only over our own lives but over the very marrow and sinew of generations yet unborn. And second, a belief in our own fundamental goodness, no matter to what ends our mastery is turned.”