Five for Friday: Evangelicals According to Newsweek, Andraé Crouch, Leap Second

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (January 9, 2015) — 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 by the Covenant of any views expressed.

0109 Five Andre CrouchWhat Newsweek Gets Wrong about Evangelicals

Newsweek recently published a screed against evangelicals in a cover story entitled “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.” Rachel Held Evans, no stranger to criticizing evangelicals, published this great response, saying that writer Kurt Eichenwald was guilty of “sweeping generalizations and hyperbolic caricatures of evangelicals.” This link is to her blog, on which she provides a link to the Newsweek article as well links to other varied responses.

Andraé Crouch Left a Powerful Legacy

As much as anybody, Andraé Crouch was influential in shaping contemporary gospel music. Many articles are being written about him this week, but this is a good place to start.

Here Is What Happens When Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type Makes a New Year’s Resolution

This is painfully funny because it’s all too true.

0109 five Clock-on-the-WallActual Analogies Used by High School Students in English Essays

This post was written months ago, but it showed up recently in my Facebook feed. They’re humorous, but what I love about them is that they represent students taking chances and using their imaginations—two things a lot of people, including many Christians, seem to have given up doing in their lives. Some of these analogies are better than ones I’ve seen in so-called “successful” novels.

2015 Will Have an Extra Second, So Humanity Doesn’t Lose Track of Its Place in the Universe

This is one of those things most of us never have to think about but apparently can have a big impact on our lives. There’s a major philosophical difference over whether to have leap seconds—as we are set to do this year. Some folks argue against it, and the author of the article states, “Untethering our society from the physical world seems like humanity’s ultimate hubris.” And we all know hubris goeth before a fall.

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Stan Friedman

Stan Friedman is the news and online editor for the Covenant Companion and is grateful for the opportunity to serve in a job that combines his newspaper and pastoral ministry experience. He has been to 15 Bruce Springsteen concerts in four cities and listened to “Thunder Road” an average of at least once a day for 41 years.

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