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Based on some recent experience on Facebook, I feel the need to remind everyone not to be this guy: In 2014, NPR conducted an April Fools’ Day experiment. They posted an article on Facebook titled, “Why Doesn’t America Read Anymore?” The Facebook comments came flooding in.
You must read this article about an actor who memorized and then performed all of Paradise Lost (over 60,000 words).
In a New York Times op-ed titled “Stop Saying ‘I Feel Like,’” Molly Worthen says we need to pay attention to a recent evolution in language. In the last decade, people have begun to preface their claims with “I feel like.” And, she says, “[M]ake no mistake: ‘I feel like’ is not a harmless tic.” She argues that our shift towards couching our claims as subjective opinions reflects, and will increase, our inability to engage in “civilized conflict.”
Our August 6–13 cruise is rapidly approaching. If you’ve never heard John Stonestreet and J. Warner Wallace speak before, you’re missing out; I always find them absolutely riveting.
In this month’s Solid Ground, “A Practical Plan to Equip the Next Generation,” Brett builds his plan on an ancient educational model:
Jesus humbled Himself to serve others. He defined love for us as service. To love is to serve. To be great is to be a servant. It’s good to seek to increase your knowledge, but how can you use the abundance you already have to serve those who are in need of it?
If you like apologetics, you don’t want to miss taking a course from Gary Habermas on the resurrection. Do yourself a favor and look at the amazing deal going on right now (until midnight on Sunday) at Credo Courses for a 30-part video (or audio) class on “The Resurrection of Jesus.”
Some listeners to Wednesday’s podcast were troubled by Greg’s statement that “part of being a human being before God is getting married and having a family.” As single people, this seemed to them to be a painful denigration of their humanity—a claim that single people are failing God and are not fully human.
Tim Challies posted “7 Rules for Online Engagement,” a summation of advice found in Tim Keller’s Center Church, and I wanted to highlight one of the rules here:
I received an email objecting to one of Greg’s commentaries on tolerance. In the commentary, Greg explains that tolerance “involves three elements: (1) permitting or allowing (2) a conduct or point of view one disagrees with (3) while respecting the person in the process.” In other words, only disagreement calls for toleration; otherwise, it’s simply agreement (or apathy). But not according to the email I received: