This has got to be the most unusual end of the year list you’ll find out there. The staff at CaPC compile their top 25 most interesting people, events, cultural artifacts from 2015. Check it out.
2. “Lordship is Not Legalism” by Brett McCracken
The title is not very fitting to the article, which discusses what a countercultural Christianity today would look like. McCracken undermines the many fads of popular seeker-sensitive Christianity and promotes, instead, something that is truly radical: Orthodoxy and submission. This is a good piece, even if I think he gets a bit sidetracked with unnecessary details in the beginning.
3. “The Popes of Evangelicalism” by The Reformed Reader
A good healthy reminder that we have our own authorities within Evangelicalism, first the authority of the human heart and second the popular celebrity pastor. We have our own popes, and this is a worthwhile read.
4. “A Pastor’s Quick Guide to Reliable Historical Research” by Beth Allison Barr
This is a great guide to the identifying and utilizing credible sources in research. It is too easy to let our biases and impatience cloud our research. Barr grants us a very helpful and useful guide to doing research. Worth the time to read, friends.
5. “On Failure, Liturgy, and New Years” by Derek Webb
Webb shares the root causes of his divorce in this confessional blog post. The piece not only serves to enlighten us about the surprising revelation from several years ago, but serves as a good reminder of the absolute danger and insidious nature of sin.
6. “The First Word of 2016 Goes to Wendell Berry” by Tim Suttle
A reminder of the importance of friendship, relationship, and people in the world of business and busyness, of distractions and possessions. Suttle wants us all to read and appreciate and immolate Berry in this wonderful poem “The Letter.”