Below are some of the articles and books I’ve read recently that you may enjoy checking out.
- “Supreme Court rejects appeal from Marine over religious liberty,” (Fox News) — “At issue was the extent a federal law on religious freedom protects members of the armed forces like Monifa Sterling, who continued posting biblical verses at her desk, despite orders from a superior that she remove them.” And, “Lower courts had concluded orders from her military superiors did not constitute a “substantial burden” on her First Amendment rights. The justices on Monday upheld her court-martial without comment.”
- “‘Wonder Woman’: A Peculiar and Unexpected Heroine,” (Gina Dalfonzo, TGC) — “What’s memorable about this version of Wonder Woman is that women and men both have something to offer for the greater good, and that lifting each other up only makes them stronger.”
- “The number one reason missionaries leave the field,” (Paul Akin, BP) — The answer may surprise you: conflict with other missionaries. Akin goes on to explain some of the relational challenges facing missionary teams, and provides some insight as to how these can be overcome.
- “Study: Even moderate drinking might be bad for aging brains,” (Kim Painter, USA Today) — “A new study published Tuesday in the medical journal BMJ says moderate drinkers were more likely than abstainers or light drinkers to develop worrisome brain changes that might signal eventual memory loss. They also were more likely to show rapid slippage on a language test, though not on several other cognitive tests.”
- Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention: Diverse African American and White Perspectives, (Kevin M. Jones and Jarvis J. Williams) — This powerful collection of essays is a must-read for all who are interested in seeing the wounds of the racist past (and present) healed, especially in the SBC. I pray the Lord uses this to spark repentance and deepen unity among brothers and sisters of all races and ethnicities.