Now that summer is officially here, I’m finally going to start something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. Each day (hopefully — I may need accountability here!) I’ll be listing a few links to things that I’m reading at the moment. Theoretically if you’re reading this blog, you’re interested in many of the same things I am, so hopefully this will be a useful resource for you in winnowing through all the stuff on the Internet to locate a few gems for your daily consumption. As I get this started, let me know the types of things you like and don’t like, and the types of things you might like to see included.
Look at All Those Alabaster Cities — Douglas Wilson with a great defense of political conservatism from a Christian perspective. I love the way he clearly separates political values such as small government and an unborn child’s right to life from political parties and Secular conservatism.
Peculiar Words for a Peculiar People — Trevin Wax on the importance of a distinctly Christian vocabulary. We must not use terms like “justification” and “imputations” in such a way that people have no idea what we’re talking about, but neither should we dispense with the terms altogether for the sake of cultural relevancy. Rather, we should use them in such a way that gives us opportunity to define what we truly believe, helping to train others in the definitions of these words as we do it.
Ecological Catastrophe and the Uneasy Evangelical Conscience — Russell Moore, a native of Biloxi, MS, with a poignant post about the need for Christians to re-evaluate our stance on political issues such as environmentalism. While Americans argue over who to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, lives are being shattered. This is a good reminder that, in many ways, we all share some of the blame, and we do have a responsibility to be good stewards of the environment.
And in case you aren’t one of the two million people that have watched this video in the last week, keep your eyes on the drummer. Where did they find this guy?