In Case You Missed It

1) From First Things, Timothy George discusses the need for a thicker kind of mere Christianity, the kind originally intended.

2) Michael Kruger looks at Psalm 119 and describes five things every Christian should be doing with God’s word.

3) Ross Douthat of the New York Times critiques Ann Coulter’s critique of American Christianity, that it is too focused on international efforts and not enough on the States.

4) At his blog, the Exchange, Ed Stetzer interviews SEBTS Provost Bruce Ashford about cultural engagement, in every square inch of the culture.

In Case You Missed It

1) Ed Stetzer made a strong argument for church planting as the key to revitalizing waning denominations.

2) From the New York Times, Ross Douthat examined the theology of President Obama, which is heavily indebted to Reinhold Niebuhr. Douthat argues that Obama’s dependence, though, reveals the limits of such theology applied to public life.

3) Also from the New York Times, David Brooks wrote a persuasive op-ed on the need for rigorous forgiveness in our society for the sake of our society. This was in response to the viral reactions to the growing Brian Williams scandal at NBC News.

4) Tim Challies penned a thoughtful and helpful set of guidelines for how he prays for God’s protection over his children.

5) Trevin Wax, SEBTS PhD student and Managing Editor of Lifeway’s Gospel Project, notes that we should not “assume evangelicalism” in presentations of the church’s mission.rpg online mobile game