In Case You Missed It

This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments for and against states’ rights to ban same-sex marriage. The online coverage and commentary, of course, was extensive. Here are a few of the more helpful pieces we read:

1)  At SCOTUS blog, Amy Howe explained the case and the questions before the court in plain English. A helpful post for you to understand the arguments and potential rulings.

2) Al Mohler discussed the foreboding language of the U.S. Solicitor General on religious liberty “issues” related to those who oppose same-sex marriage.

3) On Tuesday–the day of the Supreme Court hearing–Russ Moore offered his reflections on and prayers for the Supreme Court and the U.S. 

We read many other good pieces this week. Here are just a couple that caught our eye:

4) From the Federalist, former transgender man Walt Heyer argues that Bruce Jenner should try to change his mind, not the world.

5) At SEND Network, Ryan West describes the hope many Southern Baptist churches seek to bring to Baltimore in the midst of recent riots and unrest.

In Case You Missed It

1) At Desiring God, Joe Rigney, Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Worldview at Bethlehem College and Seminary, writes about the many desires or cravings beneath our sinful conflicts.

2) Over at the Gospel Project Blog, Devin Maddox, PhD student in Applied Theology at SEBTS, discusses Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s contribution to a theology of making disciples according to the Great Commission.

3) Eric Geiger looks to the business world to consider 4 leadership traits that better serve their organizations and thus the world.

4) From the Daily Signal, Ryan Anderson of the Heritage Foundation on what you need to know about gay marriage and the supreme court.

5) Earth Day was on Wednesday, so Russ Moore discussed whether or not Christians should care about it (and the earth).

 

In Case You Missed It

1) A must read article by Graeme Wood at The Atlantic on the apocalyptic dreams and motives of ISIS and how the U.S. and allies must understand these motives in order to successfully fight them.

2) On the note of ISIS, Russ Moore addressed the question of whether we should pray for the defeat or conversion of ISIS. Hint: it’s not an either/or answer.

3) Greg Mathias, Associate Director for the Center for Great Commission Studies, discusses how Christians ought to respond to the recent murder of three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill, NC.

4) Trevin Wax lists several questions that, if we answer no to them, show our unfaithfulness to Christ’s command to tell the good news about him.

5) At SEND Network, Paul Tripp writes about our difficulty with but need to minister to others during our own suffering.