Five for Friday: Apple, Wendell Berry, and Doubting Parents

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (August 8, 2014) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed.

Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads

There’s a good chance that if you have children in school, Apple has provided them with iPads or MacBooks. Turns out the computers might be cool things to have but not necessarily the best educational aids.

Wendell Berry—Top 10 Online Recordings

I was glad to see the writer began with stating the irony of posting this online. If you’re a Wendell Berry fan, be sure to take a look.

Gungor: I’m with You

Musician Michael Gungor writes a thoughtful response to the assertion making its way around the Internet that he no longer believes the Bible because he doesn’t take everything in it literally.

I Take My Children to Church Even Though I Have My Doubts

The author had left the church behind because of her painful experiences, but then she had a son. That led to a different kind of crisis of faith. Even if she no longer had need for the church, should she keep her son away? After all, church did impact her in positive ways, too. She writes, “All those issues I had sorted out no longer seemed so neatly sorted.” The few commenters so far display an ugly fundamentalist atheism.

Why does the Huffington Post have some of the best writing on faith?

The Myths of Multiculturalism in the Church

This brief piece should be considered must reading for anyone interested in conversations about multiculturalism. It might help to alleviate any misunderstandings and can deepen the discussion.

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