First there was the Nashville Statement written and signed by a group of conservative evangelical pastors and theologians. Then came the Denver Statement, written and signed by progressive evangelicals as a response to the Nashville Statement. Now comes the Boston Statement, written and signed by a group of liberal pastors and theologians. Jon Rourke at The Cripplegate has an analysis of the Boston Statement. I have the St. Louis Statement: Enough already!
Madeleva Wolff (1887-1964) was a renowned medievalist who left America to do her post-doc work at Oxford, studying with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. She was also a poet. And a nun. Bradley Birzer at The Imaginative Conservative has the story.
The National Book Awards for Young Adults were presented recently, and what appears to be a good book won the category. What’s interesting are the other books that were nominated. If this is the best we can do for young adults, then, yes, the culture has a problem. The Wall Street Journal has the story.
Eric Torrence on the best apologies, the call of creativity, what inspired The Murder on the Orient Express (surprised me), and more.
Life and Culture
How the Kindle was designed through 10 years and 16 generations – Devin Coldewey at TechCrunch.
Want to Know Why Roy Moore Might Win? Blame the Media – Matt Latimer at Politico.
Why Men Wound Women – Samuel James at Inklingations.
Review: The Best Children’s Literature – Meghan Cox Gurdon at The Wall Street Journal.
The Best Apologies – Eric Torrence at Thin Difference.
Saint Francis Appears at the Scene of an Accident, Then Joins the Murmuration – Becca J.R. Lachman at Image Journal.
Boston vs. the Bible – Jon Rourke at The Cripplegate.
The American Nun Who Studied Under C.S. Lewis – Bradley Birzer at The Imaginative Conservative.
Believers or Not: Mount Athos – Loren Paulsson at World Narratives.
Creativity is Your Call. Restoration is Your Purpose – Dr. Art Lindsley at the Institute for Faith, Work, & Economics.
Shocking! U.S. Senator says “Government will not save you” – David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers.
Saving Your Files and Updates – Mary Harwell Sayler.
What Was the Inspiration for “The Murder on the Orient Express”? – Natalie Escobar at Smithsonian Magazine.
Repurpose Your Writing to Reach More People – Ann Kroeker.
Art and Photography
Thomas and Jesus – Jack Baumgartner at The School for the Transfer of Energy.
Forest Preserve District of Will County – Tim Good via Facebook.
How Geography Gave the US Power
Painting: Woman Reading by a Paper Bell Shade, oil on canvas by Henry Robert Morland (1766).