This Week’s Good Reads

morning paperEvery week I try to compile an annotated list of the most interest articles I’ve read from around the web. Here’s this week’s list, peruse it and see if there’s something here that interests you:

1. “LOL Interwebz: It Was an Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny, Yellow-Polka-Dot Colostomy Bag” by Luke T. Harrington

Luke, over at Christ and Pop Culture, has written a very interesting piece about the economy of self-consciousness and body image. He examines it on the conflicting messages of one particular website, but notes that is far more common than just this one website. This is a good column at CAPC, but this particular installment was interesting to me.

2. “Made for More: A Review” by Wendy Alsup

My friend Hannah Anderson has written a book and it will be well worth your time to read. If you’re curious why I would say that, then read this review by Theology for Women author Wendy Alsup who compares her reading of it like her first reading of Desiring God. That’s high praise!

3. “Making the Most of Accountability Groups” by Dave Dunham

Here’s a piece I wrote for The Southern Ohio Pastor’s Coalition that borrows heavily from Dr. Heath Lambert to explain how we can better utilize accountability groups to improve their effectiveness in our discipleship.

4. “Dating Advice You Actually Need” by Derek Rishmawy

There’s no biblical theology of dating, but here Derek gives young couples the advice they didn’t know they needed. It’s a thoughtful piece exploring an all too often overlooked area of significance for dating relationships.

5. “Orienting on Homosexual Orientation” by Nick Roen

This is an interesting piece with lots to chew on. I appreciate in particular the distinction Roen draws between sexual and non-sexual attraction, and his sensitivity to the uneasiness some of those struggling with SSA feel towards developing friendships. It’s a thoughtful piece and worth a read.

6. “Is Evangelical Morality Still Acceptable in America” by Alan Noble

My friend Alan Noble has a great piece in The Atlantic on the endurance of religious morality, namely Evangelical morality, within in a pluralistic society. He raises good questions, warns of overreactions on both sides, and encourages us to view the disagreements as fundamentally ones about the constitution of moral imposition. It’s a really good read and well worth your time.

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