Monday, September 16, 2013

Articles I've Read

Recently, I have read the following articles:

1. I recommend every Christian read Marcus Pittman's article, Why Christian Filmmakers Should Break Bad. I found it to be well-written and I found his argument to be well-presented. While he didn't come anywhere close to convincing me to change my viewing habits (and I don't think that was his goal), he makes a solid case for Christian filmmakers to move away from "happily ever after" to real life.

2. This five-year-old article by Henry B. Smith, Jr., titled Biblical Illiteracy, addressed a critically important issue in evangelicalism, today.

3. While some Christians gasped and fanned themselves lest they faint, I think Thabiti Anyabwile nailed it with his article, The Importance of Your Gag Reflex When Discussing Homosexuality and “Gay Marriage.” Pastor Anyabwile followed-up this article with, On Homosexuality and the Conscience: Responding to Criticisms.

4. For eight years I served as a chaplain for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. During that time, I made more hospital visits than I can now remember. Pastor Geoff Kirkland has written an excellent, succinct, and very helpful article, The Ministry of Hospital Visitation. It's a must read--not only for pastors and chaplains, but for any Christian who visits people in the hospital.

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