In Case You Missed It

1) At Canon and Culture, Andrew Walker has an interesting interview with Ryan Anderson on physician-assisted suicide.

2) From First Things, Carl Trueman discusses the nature of pastoral language and political rhetoric, especially as such rhetoric relates to sexual ethics (or the lack thereof).

3) Mike Leake, at Pastors Today, offers four reasons why we should write out prayer requests.

4) The guys at Baptist 21 have a series of posts on the need, in their eyes, for change to state conventions. Whether or not you agree with their take, it points to the importance of the conversation.

5) Finally, at TGC, Mike McKinley reminds us that Jesus — not our efforts here or to the ends of the earth — ensures that the Great Commission will not fail.

Some Recommended Links

Doug Baker asks Robert George and Greg Thornbury if morality is past its prime in the latest Insight Podcast from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

Nathan Lino has some provocative thoughts about what would happen if churches lost their Non-Profit, 501(c)3 Status–I think he’s right.

In the latest issue of First Things, John Green wonders “What Happened to the Values Voters?” in the 2008 presidential election.

Russ Moore weighs in on “Love, Sex & Mammon: Hard Times, Hard Truths & the Economics of the Christian Family” in the latest issue of Touchstone.

In Baptist Press this week, Ben Mitchell offers his perspective on “Why the Stem Cell Policy is Wrong,” while Malcolm Yarnell opines on “The Revelance of the Word of God.”

Michael Spencer argues that America is facing a coming evangelical collapse; I hope he’s wrong.

If Spencer turns out to be right, I suspect Carl Trueman is on to one reason why such a collapse is imminent–our obsession with evangelical celebrities.