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