Dan Stringer

navigating the convergence of faith, culture and the common good

Loon’s linkage (May ’11)

May 31, 2011

  • Nicholas Kristof, accompanying a team from International Justice Mission, chronicles the dramatic rescue of five young girls from a brothel in India.
  • Scot McKnight suggests 10 lessons learned from the Love Wins kerfuffle.
  • Sørena Higgins suggests practical ways to foster healthier communication between churches and artists.
  • Recognizing his propensity to criticize the music during his church’s worship gatherings, Andy Whitman extols the value of “living in the tension between perfect aesthetics and imperfect human beings.”
  • Roger Olson on why he can’t give up the “evangelical” label.
  • Laura Rector recounts her experience of dealing with strangers who attempt to ‘correct’ her for being a woman in ministry.
  • David Griffith contemplates whether violence can be destroyed or merely “transferred.”
  • Ray Pennings highlights recent findings on the societal impact of those graduating from Christian schools in North America.
  • Tim Keller continues his series of posts on D.M. Lloyd Jones’ book, Preaching and Preachers, with a look at the objection to preaching raised by those favoring a more incarnational, non-authoritative approach.
  • David Gushee reflects on resurfacing ethical questions following the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
  • Richard Lopez calls attention to the importance of “becoming more mindful about how our brains are changed by our experiences online.”
  • Cheryl

    Interesting links, as always. I especially appreciated the Andy Whitman piece and the article about Christian schools and their graduates.

  • Yes, I think many of us can identify with Whitman’s experience, even those of us who were not English majors.

  • Mom

    Andy Whitman’s article is a good reminder to focus on the main thing, which is worship. I confess to being critical and easily distracted by the mistakes of the worship team. I need an attitude adjustment.