Dan Stringer

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Category: Loon’s linkage

January 31, 2012

Loon’s linkage (January ’12)

Jenell Williams Paris on why it’s good that evangelicals have not, and likely will not, develop an “evangelical mind” Andy Crouch on what he wishes pastors knew about the life of a scientist Rachel Held Evans on how those who warned her of slippery slopes were right (and wrong) David Gushee on whether anything new can be...

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December 31, 2011

Loon’s linkage (December ’11)

Peter Hitchens reflects on the death of his brother Christopher Rob Bell reads his farewell letter to the congregation of Mars Hill Bible Church Caroline Langston on “Christmas with Satan” Tim Stafford interviews Craig Keener on the historical reliability of miracle stories Sharon Hodde Miller on the problem with “modest is hottest” Justin Taylor offers a helpful survey of Bible reading...

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November 30, 2011

Loon’s linkage (October/November ’11)

Emily Rapp on her journey as a “dragon mom,” parenting a child with a terminal diagnosis (NY Times op-ed) David Nilsen on the challenges of leaving (and finding) a church Laura Leonard on why women are obsessed with Pinterest Brett McCracken on the Coldplay effect Richard Mouw on why Mormonism is not a cult, plus a response to those who think he...

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September 30, 2011

Loon’s linkage (September ’11)

NPR interviews Rachel Held Evans on her year of “biblical womanhood.” Donald Miller shares the best writing advice he’s ever received. Jacob from St. Thomas the Doubter Church renders a humorous chart depicting how different Christian denominations perceive each other. (HT: Ed Stezer) 29-year-old Sarah Churman hears her own voice for the first time. (HT: Eugene Cho) Roger Olson is apparently...

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August 31, 2011

Loon’s linkage (July/August ’11)

Rebecca Stringer on what NOT to say to a grieving parent (and thankfully, what TO say) Brett McCracken on lessons learned since his days as a Wheaton College freshman Rachel Held Evans on 13 things she won’t do this election season Jamie Smith compares post-Protestant skepticism and Catholic doubt Ellen Painter Dollar on the valuable but complex role of personal...

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June 30, 2011

Loon’s linkage (June ’11)

Jim Miller, in the form of a letter, lets us in on the experience of baptizing his own daughter. Rebecca Stringer continues to generate perceptive and courageous reflections on working through grief. Anthony Bradley describes why the marketplace (gasp) is an honorable context for those pursuing social justice and human dignity. Whether by historical observation or personal experience,...

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May 31, 2011

Loon’s linkage (May ’11)

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...

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April 30, 2011

Loon’s linkage (April ’11)

Mark Galli meditates on the significance of Good Friday and what it means to share in the life of Jesus. Like the grieving women who first visited the empty tomb, Rebecca Stringer surprisingly finds Christ’s presence at the place of her pain. Mark Noll discusses the promises and pitfalls of The Gospel Coalition. Amy Black kindly reminds us why government is a...

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March 31, 2011

Loon’s linkage (March ’11)

Jim Miller offers a poignant and balanced review of Rob Bell’s Love Wins. Someone named Rebecca Stringer has a few tips on how to help a grieving friend. Jamie Smith highlights a key distinction between the task of becoming an “author” and the craft of becoming a “writer.” Peggy Rosenthal astutely explains why working for justice is best done with joyful...

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February 28, 2011

Loon’s linkage (February ’11)

My wife Rebecca has started a brand new blog! In my favorite post so far, she reflects on the unexpected comfort found in Christ’s pain, vulnerability and “glorious wounds.” John Dyer offers some refreshingly sober analysis of the evangelical blogosphere’s recent uproar surrounding Rob Bell’s upcoming book on heaven and hell. Brett McCracken ruminates perceptively on Lady Gaga’s “alien...

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