Below are some of the articles and books I’ve read recently that you may enjoy checking out.
- “My Top 10 Theology Stories of 2016,” (Colin Hansen, TGC) — This is an excellent list that reminds us of some of the important and even bizarre theological developments of 2016.
- “Oxford University students ‘told to use gender neutral pronoun ze’,” (Rachael Pells, The Independant) — “A leaflet distributed by the student union reportedly said they hoped the move would prevent transgender students feeling offended by the use of incorrect pronouns and cut down on discrimination. Deliberately using the wrong pronoun for a transgender person is an offence under the university’s behaviour code.”
- “Remaining Iraqi Christians prepare for Christmas in lands liberated from ISIS,” (Seth J. Frantzman, The Jerusalem Post) — “In 2003, there were around 1.6 million Christians in Iraq, today there are less than 150,000 Christians remaining.”
- “Trip Lee on Whether a Christian Can Love Jesus But Not the Church,” (TGC) — “Our love for Jesus shows up in love for his people.”
- “The Supreme Court oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency,” (David Bernstein, WP) — “In short, many religious Christians of a traditionalist bent believed that liberals not only reduce their deeply held beliefs to bigotry, but want to run them out of their jobs, close down their stores and undermine their institutions.”
- Turning Everyday Conversations into Gospel Conversations, by Jimmy Scroggins and Steve Wright — I had the privilege of writing an endorsement for this excellent new evangelism book:
“The time is now for us to get serious about training Christians to seize every day opportunities to spread the gospel. This book puts us well on our way to doing just that. I recommend it to anyone who wants to obey Jesus’ command to ‘go and make disciples.'”