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Links Mentioned on the 2/24/15 Show

The following is a rundown of this week's podcast, annotated with links that were either mentioned on the show or inspired by it: HOUR ONE Guest: Doug Geivett – The New Apostolic Reformation (0:00)

Blog Post | Apologetics | STR | February 25, 2015

Links Mentioned on the 2/17/15 Show

The following is a rundown of this week's podcast, annotated with links that were either mentioned on the show or inspired by it: HOUR ONE Commentary: Choosing Your Gender (0:00)

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | STR | February 18, 2015

Links Mentioned on the 1/27/15 Show

The following are links that were either mentioned on this week's show or inspired by it, as posted live on the @STRtweets Twitter feed:

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | STR | January 28, 2015

Hannah More: Guided by Christian Convictions

Hannah More, born in the 18th century, became an author, social activist, and philanthropist because of her brilliant mind and Christian convictions. Her fiancé broke off their long engagement at a time when a breach of that sort of promise by a man was taken very seriously. He settled an annual annuity on her, and this gave her the freedom to pursue her interests in a way many women could not. She moved to London, wrote popular books, and moved in elite literary circles before she became a follower of Jesus.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | November 20, 2014

The Ex-Slave Abolitionist

Olaudah Equiano was born in an Igbo village in West Africa about 1745. He and his sister were captured and sold as slaves when he was 11 years old. Marc Baer, author of Mere Believers, argues “that because Equiano became a believer, the enslavement of Africans by Europeans came to an end.”

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | November 13, 2014

A Countess Who Devoted Her Fortune to Christ

Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, was a remarkable woman in her time. She was born in 1707 to aristocracy, suffered loss, family disputes, and bad health. She married the ninth earl of Huntingdon, descended from kings, and was part of royal social circles. Her early traditional life gave no indication of her extraordinary activities later in life.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | November 7, 2014

Death with Dignity

I’m very sorry to hear that Brittany Maynard ended her life Saturday. My sincere condolences to her husband, family, and friends.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | November 6, 2014

Links Mentioned on the 10/21/14 Show

The following are links that were either mentioned on this week's show or inspired by it, as posted live on the @STRtweets Twitter feed:

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | STR | October 21, 2014

Mercy in the Ancient World

Historian Rodney Stark writes in The Triumph of Christianity about the significant contrast Christian mercy and compassion was in comparison to pagan religions. Before this passage quoted here, Stark gives the details of the truly horrible conditions in the ancient world. It's worth reading to get a better picture of the terrible conditions Christian mercy intervened to change.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | October 9, 2014

Women and Christianity

Critics of Christianity consider it a patriarchal religion that relegates women to "second class citizens" at best. This isn't the case at all. Christianity values all humans equally, and the behavior and practices of the early church demonstrate that women were valued just as highly as men. And this was in stark contrast to the treatment of women in literally any other culture and religion at that time. Though the Bible teaches complementary roles in marriage, it elevated the status of women in marriage, placing equal value on each spouse.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | October 2, 2014