In Case You Missed It

Each Friday at Between the Times we point you to some of this week’s blogposts we think worth your time. Some are written by Southeastern faculty, alumni, or students. Some are from others outside Southeastern who have something to say. Either way, we want to keep you updated in case you missed it.

1) Ed Stetzer discusses (and links to) the panel discussion on salvation and mission at SBC 2014. Well worth your time (also features David Platt, Trevin Wax, and Frank Page). 

2) First Things contributor and Princeton law professor, Robert P. George, has created an online plea for the victims in Iraq. Sign the plea here.

3) Does God view the Spirit wrought good works of Christians as “filthy rags”? Michael J. Kruger says No at TGC.

4) Russell Moore, President of the ERLC, addresses the violence in Ferguson, Missouri and the quest for racial justice.

5) SEBTS PhD student and managing editor of Lifeway’s Gospel Project, Trevin Wax, also discusses Ferguson, ripping the bandages off our racial wounds.

6) Chuck Lawless, Dean of Graduate Studies at SEBTS, gives 10 reasons why bi-vocational ministry matters at thomrainer.com.ctj rjgbhfqnth

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.