A collection of articles that are really worth reading

Plough Quarterly Magazine

Teatime: The Christian Mission to Preserve Culture

by Lyman Stone


 "Christianity is a big enough tent to house all the creative energies of humanity. If it is God's church, then it can hold all the imaginative flourishings of God's people".

June 27, 2020


Life in the Gospel

The Sin of Racism

by Timothy Keller


This is an additional article in the series on justice and race by Timothy Keller that includes: “The Bible and Race” (March 2020), “The Sin of Racism” (June 2020), and coming in September 2020, “Justice in the Bible.”

June, 2020


Hedgehog Array

Handmind in Covidtide

by Alan Jacobs


By forcibly breaking some of our technological habits, Covidtid creatively destabilizes others.

July 9, 2020


Breaking Ground

A Politics Worse Than Death

by Michael Wear


What do we do when death comes to our politics? Whose death matters in our politics?

July 10, 2020


Comment Magazine

Forging a Better Country.  It's Time to Build. Start where you Live and Work.

by Will Tabor


In his latest book, A Time to Build, Yuval Levin argues that to heal our fractured culture, we need to reset and rebuild our institutions, not dismantle them.


July 2, 2020 

Christianity Today Magazine

I Have Only One Hope for Racial Justice: A God Who Conquered Death

by Esau McCaulley


Christians coming to terms with racism need to be re-enchanted by the Resurrection.


June 10, 2020 

Breaking Ground

What Kind of Turning Point?

by Mark Noll


 Mark Noll says: "If the character (of leaders) during these parlous days is strengthened by a new identification with the cross on which their Saviour suffered, they will make this hour a turning point toward the good."

June 4, 2020


Breaking Ground

Wendell Berry's Wisdom in a Time of Pandemic

by Gracy Olmstead


 Gracy Olmstead writes about T.S. Eliot's phrase: 'The whole earth is our hospital' and Wendell Berry's idea of 'health-as-wholeness'."This wholeness", Berry says "is the result of love's dogged efforts to redeem, defend, and protect."

June 4, 2020


Christianity Today Magazine

A Nation on Fire Needs the Flames of the Spirit 

by Esau McCaulley


As racism tears the country apart, the message of Pentecost can help the Church find its voice.


June 1, 2020 

Christianity Today Magazine

Overcoming the Panes of Loneliness

by Ashley Hales


Ashley Hales interviews Eric O. Jacobsen on his book Three Pieces of Glass: Why We Feel Lonely in a World Mediated by Screens, speaking about regaining a sense of place and rebuilding habits of embodied interaction even during the present pandemic.

May 11, 2020 

The Gospel Coalition

Crisis as Both a Mirror and a Lens

by Stephen Witmer 

A discussion of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones‘ October 1939 sermons shows how “a major, scary situation can become for God's people both a mirror (to show us more of ourselves) and a lens (to show us more of God).”

May 5, 2020 

Patheos - Anxious Bench 

A Saint for Failed States and Refugee Crises

by Philip Jenkins 

Philip Jenkins writes about a 1500-year-old text called The Life of Severinus. Ideal reading for an age of mass migration and failed states, of refugees and asylum seekers, it is as modern a spiritual life as you will ever read.

May 1, 2020 

New York Times

I Miss Singing in Church

by Tish Harrison Warren 

The coronavirus crisis reminds us that we are bodies, not simply souls trapped in a mortal prison.



April 5, 2020 

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