Saturday, November 3, 2018

Saturday Good Reads

It’s one of the nest pieces of wisdom I’ve heard in a while: Freedom of speech does not mean duty of opinion. That’s from Kelly Minter at Lifeway Voices, talking about how Christians pursue (or should pursue) unity on social media.

Terry Mattingly at Get Religion scheduled a post, went offline for a few days, and didn’t check to see if it had published. It hadn’t. But it was still timely, so he reposted it. It’s about that famous statistic – that “81 percent of evangelicals voted for Trump.” He and Christianity Today have dissected that statistic, and they found what the news media never looks into (it’s a lot more complex that the news media stories would have you believe). He also repeats his list of the kinds of evangelical voters from 2016, and it’s worth paying attention to.

The Headless Horseman
This past Wednesday was Halloween, and stories abounded online, as they usually do. Two especially good ones were David Van Leer’s “Edgar Allen Poe and the Mystery of the Human Mind” at CrimeReads and Christine Norvell’s “To Tell a Tale with Washington Irving” at The Imaginative Conservative.

More Good Reads


Why Christianity Takes Courage in America – Zak Schmoll at Entering the Public Square.

Darkness I Sing – Loren Paulsson at World Narratives.

The Big and Small World of Bible Geography – David Barrett at The Gospel Coalition.

Life and Culture

Food and “the job of getting it there” – David Heddendorf at Front Porch Republic.

The #MeToo Movement and a Biblical Approach to HR Practices – Kristin Brown at the Institute for Faith, Work, & Economics.

3 Ways We Corrupt the Idea of Freedom – Michael Kelley at Forward Progress.

The Late Great State of Illinois – Andrew Gerguson at The Weekly Standard.

Art and Photography

Gray Out, Bright In – Tim Good at Photography by Tiwago.

Old Salem German Evangelisch Lutheran Church – Chris Naffziger at St. Louis Patina.


May Their Memory – Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.

British Stuff

John Brown: Victoria's Lover or Rasputin-like Figure? – Emma Brown at English Historical Fiction Authors.

American Stuff

Frederick Douglass, Evangelicals, and the Mexican War – Thomas Kidd at The Gospel Coalition. 

A Popular Defense of Our Undemocratic Constitution – Pavlos Papadopolous at The Imaginative Conservative.


Miniatur Wunderland – Largest Model Train Set

Painting: Man Reading, oil on canvas by Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885).

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