1) A must read article by Graeme Wood at The Atlantic on the apocalyptic dreams and motives of ISIS and how the U.S. and allies must understand these motives in order to successfully fight them.
2) On the note of ISIS, Russ Moore addressed the question of whether we should pray for the defeat or conversion of ISIS. Hint: it’s not an either/or answer.
3) Greg Mathias, Associate Director for the Center for Great Commission Studies, discusses how Christians ought to respond to the recent murder of three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill, NC.
4) Trevin Wax lists several questions that, if we answer no to them, show our unfaithfulness to Christ’s command to tell the good news about him.
5) At SEND Network, Paul Tripp writes about our difficulty with but need to minister to others during our own suffering.