In Case You Missed It

1) At the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, Andrew Spencer writes about how seminary president Danny Akin spoke with facilities worker Mr. Eugene about calling, work, and service to God.

2) Tony Merida discusses the idea and importance of Christ-centered preaching at the SEND Network blog.

3) From Think Theology, Matthew Hosier describes the next great moral shift in Western society––the transgender shift––and how the church can prepare to minister to those impacted by it.

4) At Desiring God, Christian George, Assistant Professor of Historical Theology and Curator of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, tells the story of how Charles Spurgeon almost quit the ministry.

5) To mark its 150th anniversary, Justin Taylor posted a very interesting visual FAQ of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

In Case You Missed It

1) Danny Akin reflected on his hopes, dreams, and efforts for reconciliation after watching “Selma.”

2) At SEND Network, Josh King describes the worthwhile difficulties of church revitalization.

3) Ed Stetzer interviews SEBTS prof and Pastor of Imago Dei Church Tony Merida about his new book, Ordinary.

4) From Think Theology, Andrew Wilson provides a good list of tips on proper (or loving) Twitter use.

5) At Public Discourse, the blog of the Witherspoon Institute, Katy Faust–daughter of a gay parent–writes an open letter to Supreme Court Justice Kennedy. She winsomely argues that the redefinition of marriage will, in fact, harm children.

In Case You Missed It

1) The sharp political and cultural critic, David Brooks, thinks that our culture has a shallow idea of meaning.

2) Tony Merida recently published his new book, Ordinary (B&H), which challenges us to be–yep–ordinary Christians.

3) At First Things, Faatimah Knight points out a “subtle and unnoticed misogyny” at work in television and film.

4) Micah Fries encourages SBC churches not to give to the Cooperative Program. (But he doesn’t mean what you may think.)

5) J. D. Greear asks, are you willing to doubt your doubt? Good question.